Bay Street's Mainstage season will kick off with the world premiere of "The Forgotten Woman."
Bay Street’s Mainstage season will kick off with the world premiere of “The Forgotten Woman.”

Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has just released its mainstage season schedule, a trio of plays about identity and honesty, beginning May 31.

The season opens with the world premiere of Jonathan Tolins’ “The Forgotten Woman,” running from May 31 to June 19.

The play, directed by Noah Himmelstein, follows gifted soprano Margaret Meier as she undertakes one of her first news interviews as she sits poised on the verge of a major career.

During the interview, she is forced to grapple with every aspect of her life —– her less-than-passionate marriage, her child, her ambition, her weight, and the price she must pay in a most demanding and irrational art form.

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
“The Last Night of Ballyhoo”

The midsummer play this year will be “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” a Tony Award-winning play from Alfred Uhry, the author of “Driving Miss Daisy.”

The play, directed by Will Pomerantz, takes place in Atlanta in 1939. ‘Gone with the Wind’ is about to premiere and Hitler has just conquered Poland.

But the wealthy Freitag family, around whom the play revolves, is looking forward to Ballyhoo, their lavish German Jewish country club ball. They have great hopes for all it will mean for daughters Lala and Sunny.

But when Joe Farkas, a handsome Eastern European bachelor, arrives on the scene, everyone must confront their own beliefs, prejudices and desires.

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo” runs from June 28 through July 24.

"My Fair Lady"
“My Fair Lady”

The season concludes with a new adaptation of the classic “My Fair Lady,” based on the Gabriel Pascal film of the same name and playwright George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.”

Acclaimed director Michael Arden’’s innovative new production will feature two pianos, all the songs from the film and fifteen actors, “who will bring the classic story to life in ways you’’ve never seen before,” according to Bay Street Theatre.

The production will run from Aug. 2 to Aug. 28.

Subscriptions to the season are on sale now online here, and range from $109 to $199 for all three shows.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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