Ever since its premiere on Broadway in 2011, “Seminar,” by Theresa Rebeck, has been stunning audiences with its blunt and shockingly humorous portrayal of the New York literary scene and the struggling writers trying to make a name for themselves. Now, the Bay Players of Duxbury’s production of this raucous comedy debuts Friday, November 5th.
Four aspiring novelists sign up for writing classes with Leonard, an infamous and tyrannical literary titan. Under his reckless and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. Witty, acerbic, and unflinching, ‘Seminar’ serves as a study into the creative mind and just how much you need to sacrifice for success.
The cast features Eva Catanzariti of Duxbury as Kate; Guthrie Scrimgeour of Salem as Martin; Damien Smith of Hanover as Leonard; Sarah Gruber of Cohasset as Izzy; and Andrew Devine of Norwell as Douglas.
The production, directed by James Koonce, runs for six performances. There are evening and matinee shows: Friday, November 5, Saturday, November 6, Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13 at 8pm; Sunday, November 7, and Saturday, November 13 at 3pm.
Performances will take place at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury. Tickets cost $20, $18 for students/seniors, and $15 for group sales. Beer and wine will be served at all performances. Tickets and more information are available at www.bayplayers.org.