The next offering in Bay Street Theater’s “Story Time,” a series of eight children’s books read aloud on Zoom by the authors themselves, will feature Scott Rothman reading “Attack of the Underwear Dragon” on Saturday, May 8.
Rothman’s debut picture book, with drawings by New York Times best-selling illustrator Pete Oswald, was published in October 2020. His two other picture books, “Parfait, Not Parfait” and “Mako & Tiger” will be released later this year. Rothman is a screenwriter who has sold screenplays to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony and New Line Cinema. A script he co-wrote, “Draft Day,” topped the 2012 Black List before its acquisition and subsequent production by Lionsgate/Summit as a feature film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. Rothman co-wrote the script for the comedy “Army of One,” starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Larry Charles. His humor writing has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, GQ, Grantland and McSweeney’s.
The final offering in the story time series will feature Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, reading “Simeon’s Gift” on Saturday, May 15.
The series is for ages 3 to 8 and following each reading, authors will take part in a Q&A session. Tickets are $15 at baystreet.org or 631-725-9500.