The BPA Shakespeare Society returns for its 3rd Annual Summer Performance

BPA Shakespeare Society presents “The Bard at Bloedel”

2015: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Challinor

Presented outdoors in the meadow at Bloedel Reserve

Performances: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26 + a Pay-What-You-Can Preview July 8
All performances at 7:00 p.m.
If the show you wish to attend is sold out, please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 for returns.



LISTEN to Tom Challinor's interview with Channie Peters of Bainbridge Community Radio!

Kitsap Sun's Michael Moore calls BPA's Midsummer one of "Shakespeare's go-to comedies."

All of Athens prepares for the wedding day of Duke Theseus and his new queen. But teenagers are arguing with their parents, and now the Duke has to get involved. Everyone runs off to the forest, where they meet the woodland faeries for a bit of madness and misuse of love potion, before returning to Athens for the big celebration and community theatrical performance. SEE WHO'S IN THE CAST!

Gates open @ 6:00 p.m. Patrons may enter the grounds earlier by paying a reduced same-day-only rate of $5.00 valid after 4:30 p.m. Patrons must be on the Will Call list or present their ticket(s) to Bloedel Reserve to take advantage of this offer.

Picnics will be allowed in the meadow after 6:00 p.m. Beer and wine will NOT be available for purchase. Just over two hours, the production has one intermission. Patrons are advise to bring low lawn chairs; there is limited blanket seating available. Staff members will assist patrons upon their arrival in the meadow. Seating on blankets will be in front; seating in elevated chairs will be in rear. Space is limited, and seating is first come first served. As there is no ADA parking close to the stage, patrons requiring handicap access can make use of a Shuttle drop off at the stage area. Patrons shall please note that the audience area is a grassy region and that there is no paved access to the meadow.

Performances will continue as scheduled in very light rain. In the event of more inclement weather, performances will be canceled at the discretion of the production crew to ensure the safety and comfort of our performers and patrons. While we are unable to provide refunds for weather-related cancellations, ticket holders for any canceled performances will be welcome to join us on another date of their choice.

Photos (Top to Bottom): Jennifer Hodges as Mustardseed with Austin Bennett as Puck, whilst the faeries frolic behind; Robert Downing as Thisbe, Chris Lane as Wall and Gary Fetterplace as Pyramus performing the Interlude; Joel Underwood as Oberon casts a spell on Kristi Ann Jacobson as Titania; Bottom welcomes you to The Bard at Bloedel. Photos: Jennifer Crooks.


Ticket Information

  • Adults - $25.00

  • Senior, Youth, Students, Military, Teachers -$20.00

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