The Bard at IslandWood

The BPA Shakespeare Society 

presents The Bard at IslandWood

2013 play: The Tempest

August 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8; all performances @ 7:00 p.m.

BPA has formed a partnership with IslandWood to present an outdoor summertime performance. The BPA Shakespeare Society will perform The Tempest for one week in August at the Creaky Tree Meadow on the campus of IslandWood.

Read about it on Inside Bainbridge.

A story about magic, romance, and regret, The Tempest will entertain audiences of all ages, especially by taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Northwest. “Despite being over four hundred years old, Shakespeare’s works remain deeply entrenched in our language and world view,” says Tom Challinor. “Taking a Shakespeare play outside gives it new sights and sounds and smells, making it seem fresher than it does in a theatre or on a page.”

The brilliant cast features Charlie Hamilton as Alonso, Tres Cozine as Sebastian, Joel Underwood as Prospero, Matt Eldridge as Antonio, Evan Thomas as Ferdinand, George Shannon as Gonzalo, Bob Cederwall as Adrian, Maris Fravel as Francisco, Chris Soldevilla as Caliban, Lincoln Grismer as Trinculo, Kristi Jacobson as Stephano, Nic Shipley as Master, Ron Mackley as Bosun, Kat Zommers as Miranda, Jenna May Cass as Ariel, and Zac Norberg, Barbi-Jo Smith, Grace Ann Smith, Anna Russell, and Kate Carruthers as Spirits. 

IslandWood’s Creaky Tree Meadow, with its tall cedars and moss-covered snags, will serve as the venue for the production. “We're proud to offer community events and programs that seamlessly blend science and the arts with immersion in nature,” says Christina Doherty, IslandWood’s Community Education Coordinator. “By bringing Shakespeare to IslandWood, we have a unique opportunity to entertain and engage our guests through performance art.” 

Audience members should be prepared for a 15-minute walk between the parking area and meadow. Just shy of two hours, the production has no intermission. Those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is limited, and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance!

A word about concessions: Picnicking and self-catering is not allowed anywhere on IslandWood property.  Please no outside food, alcohol, picnics, coolers, or grills.  For your convenience, a cash bar featuring regional wine and beer selections as well as natural sodas and fruit juices will be available for purchase one hour prior to the event start time.

Contact Tom Challinor at 206.842.8569 for additional information.

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The Bard at IslandWood

Ticket Information

  • Adults - $20.00

  • Senior, Youth, Students, Military, Teachers - 15.00

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