Movie, TV Stars Cast in ‘Conviction’ Premiere at Bay Street Theatre

Bay Street Theatre this week announced the star-studded cast of Conviction, the first production of the Sag Harbor venue’s 2014 Mainstage season.

The cast includes two stars of the Academy Awards Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave as husband and wife, Garret Dillahunt, of television’s Raising Hope and Deadwood, and Sarah Paulson of TV’s American Horror Story. Rounding out the lineup are Elizabeth Reaser of the Twilight films, Brian Hutchison of Broadway’s Man and Boy and Looped, and BroadwayWorld winner for Best Actor Daniel Burns.

Conviction, by Carey Crim, will be directed by Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz.

The play centers on a beloved husband, neighbor and teacher whose reputation is rocked by a student’s accusation that he behaved inappropriately.

“He gets in trouble because of an accusation of sexual misconduct and it’s the fallout from that, especially among his family,” Crim told Dan’s Papers. “It’s he-said-she-said; it’s an issue that’s been tackled before, but I wanted to focus on what the accusation does to his family.”

Conviction is a co-production by Bay Street Theatre, the Rubicon Theatre in California, the Royal Manitoba Theatre of Canada and Dead Posh Productions in London, England.

Tickets go on sale May 15 at baystreet.org or by calling the box office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Conviction will run May 27 to June 15. Mainstage subscriptions are available now.  The Mainstage season will continue with Tom Stoppard‘s Travesties starring Richard Kind June 24 to July 30 and Adam Overett‘s My Life Is a Musical July 29 to August 31.

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