The EDGE Improv opens 2015 – 2016 Season September 5 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, September 5 @ 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss The EDGE Improv’s inaugural First-Saturday performance of the 2015 – 2016 Season on September 5 at BPA. The EDGE 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. Troupe member Frank Buxton, noted for the (mostly) ficticious “About This Play” segments that appear in each month’s printed program, quips, “I can’t remember when I've laughed so much. Well, maybe my wedding night.” (Signed Beatrice R.)

The special rapport The EDGE has with BPA audiences 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 for video clips from past shows and visit The EDGE at for tickets, bios, upcoming performances and more.

The EDGE Improv appears at BPA Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, 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 typically 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

The EDGE transitions from general to reserved seating with this season, and subscriptions for “1‑5 Shows” and “6‑12 Shows” are on sale now at the BPA Box Office and online. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program: Free and reduced-cost tickets are always available to community members in need. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s 2015 – 2016 Sponsor Rolling Bay Café. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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