“Travesties,” a Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard, will begin performances on Tuesday at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The play, directed by Gregory Boyd, is a partly imagined and partly historical realization of prominent figures living in Zurich, Switzerland, during World War I.
The characters include James Joyce, when he was writing “Ulysses,” Tristan Tzara, as the Dadaist movement picked up speed, and Lenin, before the Russian Revolution, who meet during an amateur production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Through mayhem and mischief, Mr. Stoppard examines how art and revolution intersect. The cast features Michael Benz, Carson Elrod, Richard Kind, and Andrew Weems.
“Travesties” will run through July 20. Tickets range from $53.75 to $75 and are on sale at the box office and through baystreet.org. Some performances will have special pricing, such as “pay what you can” tickets for Tuesday, available at the box office after 2 p.m. that day, $30 tickets for attendees under 30, and free Sunday matinees for high school and college students.
On July 1, the theater’s “Talkback Tuesday” will return. After the performance, audience members will be welcome to attend a conversation with Scott Schwartz, the theater’s new artistic director, and cast members.