Fast and Furious Line-up of BPA productions: Plays, Poetry, Comedy and Music!

BPA logoWe know from Shakespeare that “The Play’s the Thing.” Our own Bainbridge Performing Arts is definitely hip to the Bard and that’s one reason why they are producing a wide range of varying performances in the next several weeks or so at either their temporary home in Theater No. 3 in the Bainbridge Cinemas complex, or at Bainbridge High School.

BPA is offering a mix of plays, poetry from former national Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, the Edge Improv (Comedy) Troupe, to the Bainbridge Sympathy Orchestra.  Check out the goings-on below and mark your calendars:

Pride+and+Prejudice+Poster-5+(1) 2023 image courtesy of BPAKate Hamill’s “Pride & Prejudice”
April 21st – 30th
Directed by Zandi Carlson

Experience a fresh and vibrant take on Jane Austen’s classic novel with Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Follow the Bennet sisters as they navigate societal expectations, misunderstandings, and unexpected relationships in Regency England (with a few modern twists). This production celebrates theatricality and absurdity, and features fast-paced and energetic staging that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Witness actors seamlessly switch between multiple characters, sometimes delivering different character’s lines back-to-back!  Whether you’re a longtime fan of the novel or discovering Pride and Prejudice for the first time, you won’t want to miss the wit and resilience of Elizabeth Bennet, the brooding charm of Mr. Darcy, and the hilarious antics of Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Lydia, Mary, and more, brought to life in this heartwarming and hilarious production.

Tickets, Details, & Photos available at
Venue: Theater #3 of Bainbridge Cinemas. 403 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Billy Collins - photo credit Suzannah Gilman courtesy of Bainbridge Performing Arts April 2023An Evening with Billy Collins
Saturday, April 29th at 6:30pm at the Bainbridge High School Theater

Enjoy an evening with former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins as he takes the stage for his first Pacific Northwest event in over five years. At 6:30pm, Collins will read some of his favorite poetry and selections from his books. After the reading, guests who purchase a “Golden Circle” ticket will move from Bainbridge High School down to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a special reception with wine and dessert from 8:15pm to 10pm. These guests will also have reserved seating in the first several rows of the theater during the reading.

This fundraising event will help to close out the capital campaign to build the new Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts, currently under construction, and set to open this fall. All proceeds from the event will go toward the campaign as Collins would like to honor his dear friend Frank Buxton.

Tickets: $30 General Admission to Reading at BHS / $100 Reading + Golden Circle Reception at BIMA
Details at

MAIN+IMAGE+The+Humours+of+Bandon+-+Photo+by+George+Carter - image courtesy of BPAThe Humours of Bandon
Friday, May 5th @ 7:30 PM

Annie is a 16-year-old Irish Dancer from Dublin and we meet her on the eve of the biggest competition of her life, the Irish Open Championships 1999. She charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the coveted Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

From the confines of every community hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first-place podium.

A coming-of-age story, THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is an award-winning play, full of heart, humor and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Tickets & Details at:
Venue: Theater #3 of Bainbridge Cinemas. 403 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Edge+Preshow-1 - image courtesy of BPAThe Edge Improv Buxton Center Fundraiser
Saturday, May 6th @ 7:30 PM

The Edge invites you to a special fundraising improvaganza to help close out the last 3.3% of the campaign to renovate BPA into the new Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts!

When you buy your ticket for the show, choose the Fundraiser ticket to “pay what you can” and write in the biggest number that comes to mind! Try to make this the most expensive improv show you’ve ever seen and know that all of the proceeds go to help finish the fundraising for the building name in honor of our very own Frank Buxton!

The Edge will have you laughing until your sides ache with their spontaneous and hilarious antics. You never know what will happen next as the actors take suggestions from the audience and create unique and uproarious scenes on the spot. Our show is perfect for a night out with friends, a unique date idea, or a fun family outing. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a night of endless laughter. Get your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable show!

Tickets & Details at
Venue: Theater #3 of Bainbridge Cinemas. 403 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Symphonic+Odyssey-2+(1) image courtesy of BPABainbridge Symphony Orchestra Presents “Symphonic Odyssey”
Sunday, May 7th @ 3 PM

Join the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on a musical journey from the countryside to the concert hall, featuring Haydn’s rarely-performed Symphony No. 28 in A major, a work brimming with sunshine and rustic charm.

A never-before-heard orchestration of Marie Jaëlle’s Les jours pluvieux (Rainy Days) provides contrast with moments of quiet brooding and lyrical beauty. Gustav’s Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite for strings weaves together traditional jaunty tunes from across the British Isles, while Béla Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances closes out the program in a wild celebration for the entire orchestra.

Guests under 18 may attend symphony events at no cost thanks to Wicklund Dental and the Youth in Music Initiative.

Tickets & Details at
Venue: Theater #3 of Bainbridge Cinemas. 403 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

*Images and information courtesy of Bainbridge Performing Arts

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