‘Travesties’ Closes This Weekend at Bay Street Theater

Travesties, the 1974 play by Tom Stoppard, ends its month-long run at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this weekend.

Richard Kind stars as Henry Carr, a consular official in Zurich. Carr, an elderly, forgetful man, claims to have known author James Joyce, Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara and a young Vladimir Lenin in 1917. The absent-minded Carr reminisces about his interactions with the three men and how they intersected, all told through a funhouse mirror-style production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

For more on this highly recommended, challenging play read Lee Meyer’s review.

Final performances are Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at baystreet.org or by calling 631-725-9500. Tickets may also be available at the door. The theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, at the Long Wharf.

Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Michael Benz as Tristin Tzara

Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Michael Benz as Tristin Tzara.
Photo credit: Jerry Lamonica

Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Richard Kind as Henry Carr

Aloysius Gigl as Bennett, Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Richard Kind as Henry Carr. Photo credit: Jerry Lamonica

Travesties, the 1974 play by Tom Stoppard, ends its month-long run at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this weekend.

Richard Kind stars as Henry Carr, a consular official in Zurich. Carr, an elderly, forgetful man, claims to have known author James Joyce, Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara and a young Vladimir Lenin in 1917. The absent-minded Carr reminisces about his interactions with the three men and how they intersected, all told through a funhouse mirror-style production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

For more on this highly recommended, challenging play read Lee Meyer’s review.

Final performances are Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at baystreet.org or by calling 631-725-9500. Tickets may also be available at the door. The theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, at the Long Wharf.

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Photo credit: Jerry Lamonica[/caption] [caption id="attachment_137589" align="aligncenter" width="318"]Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Richard Kind as Henry Carr Aloysius Gigl as Bennett, Carson Elrod as James Joyce and Richard Kind as Henry Carr. Photo credit: Jerry Lamonica[/caption]