Before house-share reality shows like “Big Brother” or — dare we mention it? — “Private Stars,” there was “Betty’s Summer Vacation” by Christopher Durang, the well-known author of “Beyond Therapy,” “Romance,” and other theater favorites.
Next week the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will bring “Betty’s Summer Vacation” to the stage as its second full-scale production of the season. Trip Cullman, who has a long list of New York City stage credits, will direct the play, which, according to a release, “is about a young woman who spends the summer at the beach, in a house share that spins wildly out of control.”
Betty’s idea of a summer vacation is blown to bits when her housemates start to file in. One after another, the inhabitants begin to show their true colors, “which are simply ‘psycho-delic.’ This will be a summer Betty will never forget.”
The cast includes John Behlmann, Veanne Cox, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Heidi Schreck, and Bobby Steggert.
Previews begin on Tuesday, with a July 9 opening night. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7. Wednesday matinees will be at 2 on July 13, 20, and 27, with Saturday matinees at 4 on July 16 and 23. There will be a talkback with the cast after the July 12 show.