Photo Flash: First Look at Sarah Paulson & Company in Bay Street Theaters's CONVICTION
Bay Street Theatre's world premiere of CONVICTION, begins tonight, May 27, continues through June 15, and is by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. The "Pay What You Can" performance will be on May 27 at 7 pm. "PWYC" tickets are limited and will be available at the Box Office beginning at 2 pm on May 27. Previews are sponsored by Peconic Landing.
CONVICTION tells the story of the family of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher that students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done when seeds of mistrust are planted. It asks the question -- How can we live with conviction when some questions cannot be answered?
The cast includes Garret Dillahunt ("Raising Hope," "12 Years a Slave") as Tom; Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story," "12 Years a Slave") as his wife Leigh; Elizabeth Reaser ("Twilight" films, Second Stage's revival of "How I Learned to Drive") as their friend Jayne; Brian Hutchison ("Man and Boy," "Looped") as her husband Bruce; and Daniel Burns ("Twelfth Night", "Shipwrecked!") as Tom and Leigh's son Nicholas.
The production team includes Anna Louizos (Set Designer), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Jessica Ford (Costume Designer), Bart Fasbender (Sound Designer), Kathy Fabian (Props Designer), and Jessie Vacchiano (Production Stage Manager).
Three-play subscriptions for the 2014 Mainstage Season, including CONVICTION, can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org.
Photos by Jerry Lamonica