May 31–June 19
By Scooter Pietsch
Directed by Jason Alexander
In the comedy Windfall, five office workers in Columbus, Ohio toll under the heavy hand of a maniacal boss and dream of a better life. When the boss’s antics become too much to bear, they bet their every last cent on a one billion dollar lottery jackpot. But the prospect of winning brings out the worst in these best friends. A dark, hilarious comedy that delves into how far any of us would go in our desire to have it all and live the American Dream. Windfall is produced by special arrangement with John Yonover and Ken Davenport. Directed by Jason Alexander.
June 28–July 24
By Nilo Cruz
Directed by Marcos Santana
Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna in the Tropics, centers on a sultry and steamy cigar factory in 1929 Tampa, Florida, where the lives of a Cuban-American family are challenged by the vices and temptations that surround them. The factory owner, Santiago, wrestles with a gambling addiction that’s emboldened by his half-brother, while his daughters, unhappy in their respective relationships, long for the affection of the factory’s handsome lector. Romance, lust, and jealousy collide as the family confronts the discontent in their lives, as a wave of modernization threatens to dispel the very traditions they hold dear. Directed by Marcos Santana.
This presentation contains depictions of sexual assault and gun violence. The use of alcohol and tobacco products is present throughout.
August 2–August 28
Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Will Pomerantz
Rediscover America with Ragtime, the epic musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s classic novel that captures the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine in this sweeping musical about America’s Golden Age when our nation was mixing, boiling, and changing. Will Pomerantz, Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, will bring together the team with which he created Bay Street’s extraordinary production of Evita to create a visionary new production of this Tony Award-winning contemporary classic to the East End.
*Ragtime may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences. This presentation contains depictions of violence and gunfire, and the use of racial slurs.
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