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BPA Gallery features metal wall reliefs by William Baran-Mickle in October

BPA Gallery First Fridays Art Walk: “Gestures”
Hand-hammered and fabricated metal wall reliefs by William Baran-Mickle
October 3 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us in the BPA Gallery October 3 for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Bill Baran-Mickle’s recent series, “Gestures,” comprises deep metal wall reliefs created using the ancient techniques of metalsmithing in modern ways. He loves hands as a subject for their forms, textures, and their endless array of conscious and unconscious gestures and emotion. Use of the hand is boundless.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Fridays Art Walk on the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Contact Dominique Cantwell at 206.842.4560 with gallery inquiries.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Family Comedy show benefiting Project HAND UP October 25

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Family Comedy show benefiting Project HAND UP
ONE AFTERNOON ONLY: Saturday, October 25 @ 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a hilarious family variety show brought to you by Project HAND UP one afternoon only October 25 at BPA. This Vegas-style solo variety show is suitable for the whole family. All proceeds go to HIV prevention and gender equality education in Kenya.

Comedian Darren Collins is a Native Washingtonian, born and raised in Port Angles, who has toured 45 states and 20 countries with his act. Kids and teens, adults and seniors will all enjoy his personable stand-up comedy act with juggling and magic!

Collins and his co-founder, a Bainbridge Island native, formed Project HAND UP to help East Africans live healthy lives by providing culturally-appropriate HIV/AIDS education and gender equality education through live puppet and magic shows. A puppet has a special “permission” to say things that might otherwise be controversial or embarrassing to an audience. Puppets allow Project HAND UP to teach about this "taboo" topic in a way that complements the culture by using storytelling and visuals in a warm and joyful way that really works!

Invest in an AIDS-free future! Visit online at www.projecthandup.org. Contact galen@projecthandup.org to learn how you can be part of the solution.

Project Hand Up appears at BPA Saturday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults, and $8 for children (ages 12 and under) or $35 for families, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. The program is suitable for ages five and older.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens October 10 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
October 10 – 26: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Art’s 2014 – 2015 season opener is LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.

Director Tim Davidson crosses the footlights to direct the show he starred in nearly a decade ago. Having played Seymour in BPA’s October 2005 production, Davidson finds the change of roles both exhilarating and challenging, saying, “It's been nine years since I played the part, but I still tend to look up when someone says ‘Seymour.’ The trick is in finding a way to make this production my own, without throwing out an idea just because it’s what we did the last time. It could still be the best choice even all these years later. Fortunately, Josh, Joanna and the cast are so fresh and innovative that such worries tend to fade as soon as I arrive at rehearsal.”

BPA’s Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson says, “This deviously delicious sci-fi smash hit musical features a rock-inspired score that devours the conventions of 60’s sci-fi music!” Choreographer Joanna Hardie joins direction of a stellar cast of BPA veterans and newcomers featuring Ryan Bohannon as SEYMOUR, Alex Davis-Brazill as AUDREY, Shannon Dowling as RONETTE, Michelle Abad as CRYSTAL, Shani King as CHIFFON, Rodney Sherwood as ORIN SCRIVELLO, DDS, Mark Soltys as THE PLANT, Nelsen Spickard as MUSHNIK, and Ken Michels as the PLANT PUPPETEER.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS appears at BPA October 10 - 26, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, October 9 at7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay by Charles Griffith. It is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Celebrate The EDGE Improv’s 20th Anniversary Season - First Saturdays at BPA

News from Bainbridge Performing Arts

For Immediate Release:

Date: September 3, 2014

Contact: Sally Jo Martine, Public Relations Director

Phone: 360.649.9974

Fax: 206.842.0195

Web: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

Email: smartine@bainbridgeperformingarts.org

 

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents The EDGE Improv
First Saturdays - September 6 & October 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate The EDGE Improv’s 20th Anniversary Season on Bainbridge Island

The Edge Improv has performed to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA for two decades, and this season marks their 20th anniversary. On the first Saturday of each month, the troupe presents an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. The troupe’s riotous antics have earned a devoted community of followers, and have inspired rave reviews and commentary from audience and troupe members alike.

The EDGE enjoys a loyal following, and that established bond makes a difference in the quality of each show. “In some venues, you have to spend the first 10 minutes winning the audience over before things warm up,” said player Susan MacPherson. “On Bainbridge Island, they go straight for the cliff from the start.”

The EDGE troupe members include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit www.theedgeimprov.com for video clips from past shows and visit The EDGE at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org for tickets, bios, upcoming performances and more.

The EDGE Improv appears next at BPA on Saturday, September 6 and October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s 2014 – 2015 Corporate Sponsor Rolling Bay Café. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Mainstage Band Auditions are September 9, 11 & 13 by appointment

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Holds Mainstage Band Auditions
September 9, 11 & 13: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday by Appointment

FOUR great shows; four AWESOME opportunities! Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson is holding BPA’s 2014 – 2015 Mainstage Band Auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, and DROWSY CHAPERONE on September 9, 11 and 13 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are instructed to email Josh Anderson at janderson@bainbridgeperformingarts.org for an audition appointment.

Those auditioning are required to prepare a solo selection of 16-32 bars, preferably from musical theatre, for their primary instrument. Doubling and tripling are quite common, so participants should feel free to bring a selection in a secondary instrument as time permits. In addition, those auditioning will receive a short selection to present with BPA’s provided accompanist. Each contracted position includes a stipend.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS runs October 10-26 and offers positions for Guitar, Bass, Reed 1 and 2, Trumpet 1 and 2, and Percussion. Reeds cover Clarinets, Baritone Saxes, and Flutes. This deviously delicious sci-fi smash hit musical features a rock-inspired score that devours the conventions of 60’s sci-fi music!

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT runs December 5-21 and includes positions for Bass, Percussion, Reeds 1 and 2, Trumpet 1 and 2, French Horn, Trombone, Guitars, Solo Violin, Keys 2 and 3. Reeds cover Clarinets, Alto and Tenor Saxes, Flute, and Bass Clarinet. Guitars cover Nylon, Steel, Electric, Banjo, and Ukelele. “Spamalot” is a new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It features a modern Broadway score with nods to classic conventions and styles, as well as some treasured Python hits!

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM runs February 13-22. The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Those interested in participating in this production are encouraged to email Josh Anderson at janderson@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

DROWSY CHAPERONE runs May 8-24 and offers positions for Bass, Percussion, Reeds 1, 2, 3, &4, Trombone, Trumpets 1, 2, & 3, Keys 2. This “rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent” is a “musical within a comedy” that boasts a lush score which hearkens back to the Golden Age of Broadway!

Be instrumental to our collective success! Don’t miss this exhilarating opportunity to play a key role in BPA’s 2014 – 2015 Season. Sign up for your audition today by emailing Josh Anderson at janderson@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Bainbridge Performing Arts Celebrates Life and Talent of Bob McAllister

Bainbridge Performing Arts Celebrates Life and Talent of Bob McAllister

Bainbridge Performing Arts is deeply saddened by the loss of former actor, poet, instructor, mentor, and dear friend, Bob McAllister. Bob’s BPA career included appearances in Twelve Angry Men and Noises Off, and his poetry was exhibited in the BPA Gallery. He also appeared in the Indie film Jurisdiction, playing Tommy Tongue, the anti-hero psychopath. Bob had an abiding love of theatre, and he had an unshakeable commitment to the community of artists he mentored, loved, and collaborated with at Bainbridge Performing Arts and the Island’s entire theatre community.

After teaching 34+ years of English and Theater at Bainbridge High School, Bob taught Acting, Communication and English classes at Olympic College. His vibrant presence in the community ranged from instructor to poet and actor, and he touched innumerable lives with his singular way of being in the world, his deep insights, and eagerness to share both his knowledge and the countless successes he inspired in so many.

Bob’s irreplaceable presence and the scope of his influence on the island is perhaps best captured by his own words. The following is the artist statement that accompanied the March 2008 exhibit of his poetry at BPA:

“In 1972 I began teaching a poetry workshop at the soon-to-be arson-immolated building of Bainbridge High School on High School Road under the auspices of Olympic College Extension Courses. The first class was comprised of students, neophyte writers, a few housewives, a couple of guys who wanted to test the waters, and importantly, Nancy Rekow.

I asked the students to write a poem. I believe everyone and everything has a poem to tell. I agree with Richard Brautigan when he said: “Every girl ought to have a poem written about her even if we have to change the goddamn world to do it.” This applies to everyone. Poetry is a way to view the world. William Carlos Williams said it best: “It’s hard to get the news from poetry/ but people die miserably every day/ for lack of what is found there.”

After a few years of teaching through Olympic College, I decided to do an independent class at my home. The class grew. Eminent poets like John Willson, Dick West, John Davis, Linda Hyde, Bonnie Wallace, Tom Snyder, Beverley West, Everett Thompson, Ralph Cheadle, Margi Berger, Sue Hylen, Beverly Dight, Peggy Julian, Judy Bagley, Celine O’Leary, Peter West, Katie Kent, Jenny Schmid, Alice Fisher, Andy Drury, Graham Bader, Donna Smith, and plenipotentiary others joined in.

For a while, during the 80’s, the class, then called Bainbridge Writers’ Workshop, was taught by both Nancy Rekow and me, and we had several years hosting the workshop at Kate Cunningham’s home here on the Island. Later classes were also held at the homes of Beverley West, Linda Hyde, Peggy Julian, Beverly Dight, Elane Hellmuth, and Margi Berger. Cheese, dips, poetry, and chips – what better?

Later, when I became too busy with building houses, teaching English, and directing plays at BHS to continue the workshops, Nancy started teaching her own workshop, and later John Willson did also through the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District. Over the years, the ensuing tides of poetry on this island, and of poets who pursue the fretful muse, have continued to swell.

Part and parcel of this poetic flowering has been nourished by the San Carlos Poetry Readings at Lee and Marianne Jorgensen’s restaurant in Winslow. Every spring, aspiring poets present their latest offering to the altar of the muse, while others listen, reflect, and know that, inside themselves, a poem awaits. That’s the blessing of poetry: the need to speak the truth, to examine what’s real, and to approach the infinite.

Before coming to Bainbridge, I studied poetry with and was inspired by Nelson Bentley, the renowned UW professor and poet. During the 80’s, Nelson and I gave a poetry reading here at BPA. That night I described Nelson as the seed log—the one that nourishes other trees to grow. That description applies to the cedar, pine, birch, and madrona trees that grow on this island and become illuminated by light and focus and commune with the “force that through the green fuse lights the flower.” The quote is from a poem by Dylan Thomas. If you don’t know it, read it.”

Bob’s voice will live on in the community of directors, actors, staff, board, and audience members who witnessed his dynamism and the kindness he brought to each and every role, whether on or off stage.

Online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Dance the afternoon away with Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs September 21

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs
Dance the afternoon away Sunday, September 21 @ 1:00 p.m.

Don't miss an afternoon of GREAT music for kids and families one day only on September 21 at BPA! Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer. He is known for his engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar children’s songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, and one in his Bainbridge Island studio and appears on four Putumayo compilations. Says Warren Truitt, Senior Children’s Librarian at The New York Public Library’s Early Childhood Resource and Information Center, “Bregar’s been doin’ his homework...originals like “Blue Dog,” “Blackberry Pie,” and “Owl” are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they’re Americana relics. Bregar has a knack, as well, for super catchy country pop: listen to the shimmery “Airplane” and the awesome choruses of "Best Friend” and “Summertime.””

Johnny’s songs are about everyday life as a child. He reaches across cultural and geographic boundaries with tunes that spark children’s imaginations and are comfortable and familiar. Johnny strives to make his music educational as well as fun. Very few of his songs are written simply to be silly –- he aims to strike a chord with kids by providing vignettes that echo the way they think about the world around them, while at the same time remaining fun and accessible. His music has been reviewed positively by NPR’s All Things Considered as well as ParentMap, Zooglobble.com, Parenting Magazine, and many, many others.

Save the date for Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. A special “family-fun price,” available for groups of four or more is $6.25 per ticket. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

The EDGE Improv kick starts 2014 - 2015 Season September 6

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents The EDGE Improv
Saturday, September 6 @ 7:30 p.m.

The EDGE Improv kick starts the 2014 – 2015 Season September 6 with 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 Ken Ballenger quips, “It’s like therapy, but cheaper!”

The troupe has gathered an enthusiastic band of followers and performs to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA. Members include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit The EDGE online at www.theedgeimprov.com and www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Troupe member Ken Ballenger says “The EDGE is like therapy, but cheaper!” Don’t miss their next performance September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Island Theatre's Ten-Minute Play Festival is August 23 & 24 at BPA

Island Theatre presents the 2014 Ten-Minute Play Festival
Saturday & Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.

Island Theatre’s annual Ten-Minute Play Festival presents sixteen works by local playwrights over two evenings, August 23 and 24 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Eight plays will be performed on Saturday evening, and the other eight will be performed on Sunday evening. Festival goers will be invited to vote for an audience choice award for each night. In addition, an overall festival favorite, determined by the judges, will be awarded a cash prize at the end of the festival on Sunday night.

The plays were chosen from fifty-seven submissions from throughout Kitsap County and include "A Place That Looks Like Davenport" by Paul Lewis, "An Argument for Lovers" by Steven Lee Palay, "At The End of Her Rope" by Trish Bittman, "Bliss" by Miller Shor, "Embracing the 99%" by Charlie Hamilton, "I Know Just What You Mean" by Jeff Fraga, "It Is Always Three A.M." by Ulla Solberg, "It's Not Too Late" by Rob Dalton, "The Love Collar" by Wendy Wallace, "Red or Black?" by James E. Anderson, "Slam Dunk" by Ned Thorne, "Tech Support" by Diane Walker, "The Beach House" by John Ratterman, "The Interview" by Gwen K. Adams, "What Price an Orange?" by Connie Bennett, and "Without" by John Ellis.

The festival is recommended for ages 13 and above as some plays include strong language and adult subject matter. Check the Island Theatre website, www.IslandTheatre.org, for the final schedule.

The stagings feature Island Theatre directors and actors. The directors include Susan Anderson, Diane B. Bankart, Larry Blaine, Kate Carruthers, Rozzella Kolbegger, Fred Saas, Sara Scribner, and Steve Stolee. The plays will feature an ensemble cast of thirty-two Kitsap County actors: Jessica Aubin, Noah Barfield, Tia Bannister, Victoria Brown, Robert Craighead, Barbara Deering, Robin Denis, Tyler Detrick, Tracy Dickerson, Ted Dowling, John Ellis, Ken Enright, Todd Erler, Tony Gasbarri, Rilla Hughes, Ashley Hurd, Eva Jane, Cyndi King, Dylan Lehotsky, Sam McJunkin, Jennifer Pippen-Montez, Arthur Mortell, Marybeth Redmond, Patrick Ryan, George Shannon, Miller Shor, Sandi Spellman, Bronsyn Springer, Tim Tully, SueEllen VanDuyne, Ann Wilkinson, and Andrejs Zommers.

Island Theatre’s 2014 Ten-Minute Play Festival is August 23 and 24, with shows Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Visit Island Theatre at www.IslandTheatre.org for additional information. The Ten-Minute Play Festival is supported, in part, by the Maggi Rogers Fund and the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Island Theatre also receives funding from One Call for All.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Doktor Kaboom! LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour - One Night Only August 28

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Doktor Kaboom! LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
One Night Only: Thursday, August 28 @ 7:00 p.m.

Seattle’s own, Doktor Kaboom, is creating a brand new show to premier at the Kennedy Center this fall. Join us for this exclusive preview performance!

Science comedian, Doktor Kaboom, travels the world performing interactive one-man shows designed to make audiences laugh hysterically, and truly learn. This newest show, co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, is focused on the wonders of electricity, and is geared towards the entire family. Audiences of KING5’s New Day Northwest, will know that Doktor K’s approach to science education is not just for kids. He believes that science is for everyone, so the show must be, as well. Everyone in the family is guaranteed to have a great time, even (especially?) the adults. Siblings, parents, grandparents all have a blast laughing together, learning, and cheering whenever he is on stage – making it clear why Broadway World calls him, “a force to be reckoned with… a complete delight!”

The creation of Actor/Comedian David Epley, Doktor Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Don’t miss his last test-run of the show one night only at Bainbridge Performing Arts!

David Epley has been fortunate enough to discover two passions in his life. Science, his first, took him to studies at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. His second, performing, became his career, and for 20 years David has made his living writing, performing, and directing original interactive comedy across the US and Canada. He now brings his passions together with an explosive style that refuses to allow his audiences time to catch a breath.

Doktor Kaboom! appears one night only August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Tickets, $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine