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Welcome spring with an evening of laughs with The EDGE Improv

Join The EDGE Improv on March 5 for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two laughter-filled decades at Bainbridge Performing Arts, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk – “Flower for My Lady”

Join us in the BPA Gallery March 4 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Both the landscape and the community inspired a new body of work for Ayan Rivera after his recent move to Bainbridge Island. Sumi painting is both a creative and a mindfulness practice. Ayan paints “for the brief moments when the eye, hand, and brush move together without the mind and when letting go allows something else to move through.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

See LOVE LETTERS with your valentine this weekend at BPA

Artist Melissa Gardner and politician Andrew Makepeace Ladd III take swings and misses through decades of love letters in Prize-winning A.R. Gurney’s evocative, funny, and bittersweet story of their lives. Spilling from page to stage, LOVE LETTERS is a testament to the power of words – capturing the complexities of two hearts inextricably bound from childhood. Featuring Victoria Brown and Jack Armstrong on February 12 & 14, and Barbara Deering and John Ellis on February 13. Watch the trailer. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

See Love Letters with your sweetheart February 4 - 14 at BPA

Prize-winning A.R. Gurney gives us a rich portrait of artist Melissa Gardner and politician Andrew Makepeace Ladd III as they take swings and misses through decades of love letters in this evocative, funny, and bittersweet story of their lives. Spilling from page to stage, LOVE LETTERS is a testament to the power of words – capturing the complexities of two hearts inextricably bound from childhood. Directed by Ann Wilkinson Ellis and featuring a stellar triple cast. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Shake off the winter doldrums with The EDGE Improv February 6

The EDGE is regularly greeted by sell-out crowds on the first Saturday of each month, and their capers have earned a devoted community of followers that favorably impacts the quality of each show. Join them February 6 for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two laughter-filled decades at BPA, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk February 5 – “Painters Together”

Join us in the BPA Gallery February 5 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. The February exhibit features various media from members of the “Tuesday Painters” group: Gillian Bull, Bridget Grant, Kaye Hansen, Joan Kinsman, Dorothy Matthews, Mary Pearce, Susan Rosenberg, Mary Stroeing, and Nikki Vick. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Watch the promo for LOVE LETTERS, and make plans with your sweetheart today!

Presented in an imaginative and innovative three-cast rotation, this compelling two-person production invites audience members to see the show more than once! LOVE LETTERS features three different casts, performing two nights each: Marilyn Dearsley and George Shannon on February 4 & 5, Barbara Deering and John Ellis on February 7 & 13, and Victoria Brown and Jack Armstrong on February 12 & 14. Watch the promo video here.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Make your plans for the 2016 One Acts January 21 - 24

David Ives’s All in the Timing ran off-Broadway for over 600 performances, winning an Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award. In the 1995-96 season, it was the most performed play in the country, after Shakespeare of course. This production features six of the many short plays by Ives: Time Flies, Words, Words, Words, The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage, The Philadelphia, Mere Mortals, and Variations on the Death of Trotsky. While the playwright is better known for his recent hits Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, these short satirical snapshots are smart and funny, but also poignant at moments, reminding us to think while we laugh.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Announces Cast for AMADEUS

BPA is pleased to announce that AMADEUS has been cast with a seasoned group of actors, including both BPA favorites and newcomers. It’s music, madness, and Mozart this March at BPA. Director Kate Carruthers is joined by Music Director Josh Anderson, Music Supervisor Jon Brenner, and Associate Music Director Elizabeth Faye for Peter Schaffer’s Tony and Oscar award-winning story of passion, jealousy, and revenge. See who’s in the cast here. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Leah Deobald, piano, claims 1st Place in the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition – Leah Deobald, piano, who performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, 1st movement. Adrian Steele, violin, was awarded 2nd Place for performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, 1st movement, and Kyran Adams, piano, was awarded 3rd Place for performance of Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Music Director Wesley Schulz congratulates all participants in the BSO’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition, saying, “It takes hundreds of hours, and months of dedication, stamina, and endurance to prepare for and participate in a competition such as ours.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine