BAY STREET THEATER’S
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
APPEARS IN NEW FILM
THE ENORMITY OF LIFE
PREMIERING TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Bay Street’s Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, appears in a new film, The Enormity of Life, scheduled for worldwide release on Tuesday, April 6. The dark comedy, starring Breckin Meyer and Emily Kinney, and directed by Eric Swinderman, will debut on Apple TV, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and Vimeo on Demand. The film is produced by Shoreline Entertainment and Anhedonia Pictures, LLC.
The Enormity of Life follows a middle-aged man (Breckin Meyer) who, on the verge of ending his own life, receives a timely and substantial inheritance. His newfound fortune coincides with a likable young woman (Emily Kinney) and her precocious young daughter (Giselle Eisenberg) entering his pleasure-free life. As his feelings for them grow, his plan to have the money go toward caring for his abusive, mentally disturbed mother starts going by the wayside. What unfolds is a tender comedy about misery and a heart-wrenching drama about the things that make us reluctantly laugh.
“The timing is very right for the release of this quirky, off-beat,
romantic comedy,” says Allen O’Reilly. “I play an obnoxious attorney
who turns out to have a heart of gold!”
Allen O’Reilly has worked as an educator and professional actor for over thirty years, and has served as Artistic Director at Young Audiences of Atlanta, Education Director at Georgia Shakespeare and, most recently, Education Programs Manager at Cleveland Play House. While at Georgia Shakespeare, he directed touring productions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His television and film credits include Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code, Wicked (The Wicked Trilogy) and The Enormity of Life.
Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.
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