BPA Theatre School students celebrate beloved favorites of musical theater in this high-energy performance. Join us in thanking our BPA Theatre School Season Sponsors - Aberown Studio! Read more.
Robert Schenkkan, the author of The Kentucky Cycle
, will discuss the importance of history as a dramatic tool for illuminating the issues of our own time. He will also describe how The Kentucky Cycle evolved from a one-act play in 1984 to the epic six-hour masterpiece that premiered at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre in 1991. Read more
Fast-paced and finely drawn, Robert Schenkkan's sweeping epic of three families in eastern Kentucky spans 200 years of American history from 1775 to 1975. This stunning two-part play cycle examines the myths of the American past that have created, for better or for worse, the country we are today. Read more
Join us at the Bainbridge Public Library March 5th for the 2010 award-winning film, "Winter’s Bone." Set in modern day rural Kentucky, this bleakly realistic drama is about a community decimated by poverty and hopelessness, yet bound together by deep ties of class, gender and blood. Like The Kentucky Cycle, Winter's Bone examines a culture where people set their own rules and keep to themselves. Starring Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content. Director Kate Carruthers will introduce the film audience to The Kentucky Cycle, while the Bainbridge Public Library’s film expert, Patrick Gulke, will moderate the post-film discussion of Winter’s Bone. Read more.
Hustle into spring with The EDGE Improv March 1st
as the troupe presents an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For nearly two decades, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members and earned entertaining commentary from the troupe members themselves. Troupe member Frank Buxton quips, “We can’t do it without you so please help us; otherwise we’ll have to present our version of American Hustle
with the boys’ shirts open to the navel.” Read more
Ralph Cheadle, retired Bainbridge High School American Studies teacher, and Kate Carruthers, director of the upcoming Bainbridge Performing Arts production of The Kentucky Cycle
, discuss how the play both draws upon and illuminates 200 years of American history and mythology. Read more
The festival showcases the very best talent Bainbridge has to offer in a selection of comedic and dramatic one act plays from playwrights, familiar and obscure. The lineup includes BEST DADDY by Sheldon Silverstein, HEALIN' by Jane Martin, YOU KNOW WHO ELSE I HATE by Mark O'Donnell, IN THE JAR by Mark Harvey Levine, and more. Read more
Frank Buxton directs a star-studded cast in this fully-staged take on a timeless classic - just like you heard it on the radio in 1947! This family-friendly holiday production brings new meaning and sounds to the heartwarming story of good will and cheer. ACT II features The EDGE Improv in an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. Read more
Tim Davidson stars in The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris’ hilarious account of his stint as a Christmas elf at Macy’s. In ACT II, Saul Tannenbaum is joined by the lovely Belle of Berlin and the Jingle Belles in Saul Tannenbaum’s Claus for Christmas. It’s more Yuletide cheer than you can shake a stick at and makes the perfect adult getaway for the holidays! Read more.