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!

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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, 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.

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