“Travesties” by Sir Tom Stoppard opened Saturday as the second production in Bay Street’s season of — as Scott Schwartz, the artistic director, puts it — “art and revolution.” If one were to Google the words “plays about art and revolution,” this provocative and brilliant offering by the Isaac Newton of theater would most likely be first, or at least in the top 10.
All Charlie Baker wants is some peace and quiet — from his humdrum London desk job, his dying wife, and his own demons. But when Froggy LeSueur, an English military type still with the barest whiff of colonialism about him, brings the staid British bore on a three-day job 100 miles south of Atlanta, a mishmash of mushmouth and cultural clashes ensues, with jaw-hurting hilarity.
Between the heat and the thunderstorms, East Hampton High School’s 2012 commencement ceremony was held on Saturday in perfect weather, under a tent on the front lawn of the Long Lane location.
At 11 a.m. the graduates, in the requisite maroon robes, filed into the tent, led by the faculty and administrators, also in robes. Adam Fine, the school’s principal, was the first to take the podium and welcome “our guest of honor: the class of 2012.”