Jun 08 2024


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alley Stage Reading Series Opener: “The Dreamer of Oyster Bay” by Cass Erickson

Our fourth annual Alley Stage Reading Series kicks off with Saint Paul, MN playwright Cass Erickson’s, “The Dreamer of Oyster Bay.”

About “The Dreamer of Oyster Bay” The Dreamer of Oyster Bay, a full-length tragicomedy, tells the story of Winston Wentworth and his wife Winnie, who are trapped in an upper class lifestyle, but are faced with diminishing possibilities when an inheritance falls through. After a series of betrayals and Winston’s failed attempt to invent something, he reaches a breaking point and undergoes an existential crisis. He rejects his upper class values and family tradition to pursue a lifelong dream of sailing around the world, leaving his wife Winnie and a boarder, Pearse, to fend for themselves.

This reading will be followed by a talkback session and reception. For more information about Cass and the Alley Stage Reading Series, see