Join The EDGE Improv for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For two laughter-filled decades, the troupe’s impulsive brand of comedy and riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members. Troupe member Ken Ballenger quips, “It’s like therapy, but cheaper!” Read more.
Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew’s Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you’d get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the underachiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family. On April 25, Uncle Bonsai will present two thematic one-acts, “Brand New World” and “The Family Feast,” featuring new songs, old songs, and songs from their upcoming release. Read more
Tom Challinor's off-site Shakespeare Speaker Series
at three branches of the Kitsap Regional Library is provided as part of month-long celebration of the Bard at Bainbridge Performing Arts this April. Shakespeare enthusiasts may also enjoy Shakespeare in the BPA Garden
– a special exhibit by Karen Challinor featuring four flagstones with Shakespearean quotes referencing the flowers that are blooming in BPA’s front garden beds and four faerie gardens depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Kim Scott-Olson’s remarkable collection of arresting photographs from island Shakespeare productions will be displayed in “All the World’s a Stage”
in the BPA Gallery, including a special artist reception on April 3. On April 18 & 19, Tom Challinor joins the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra performances of “Comedy and Tragedy with The BPA Shakespeare Society,”
in a program featuring music and drama drawn from and inspired by the works of Shakespeare.
Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War II, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga—adapted from David Guterson’s acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity—deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history. Watch the trailer, listen to an interview with Director Kate Carruthers, see who's in the cast, and read more