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Sound’s ‘Indian Ink’ a voyage well worth the voyage

Had a busman’s holiday Saturday night — both because I’m a fan of Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company and because Tom Stoppard is my favorite playwright — to see a performance of “Indian Ink” at Seattle Center Armory.

Wonderful play, great performances (especially by Caitlin Frances and Dhiraj Khanna, pictured) and well worth the trip. There are a few Kitsap connections to mention, too: Jonathan Shue, who has a supporting role, was in Swinging Hammer Productions‘ Bainbridge mounting of “American Buffalo” earlier this year. Jen0821_KSFE_Inknifer Ewing, the Port Townsend-bred actress who was in Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ “A Chorus Line” a couple years back and did much wonderful work at Key City Public Theatre before shifting her base of operations to New York and then Seattle, painted the two portraits used in the show and collaborated with director Andrew McGinn on how the imagery worked with the staging, scenery and lighting. And STG artistic director Teresa Thuman has helmed a number of shows at BPA, most recently “The Who’s Tommy.”

One thing to keep in mind: If you’re ferrying over to see the show might want to try to see one of the 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. At nearly three hours, with a 7:30 p.m. start, it’s impossible to make the 10:30 p.m. Bremertron boat. If it’s an evening show you’re bent on, either catch your boat from Bainbridge, or plan on a late night — the next boat bound for Bremertron is 12:50 a.m.

Anyway, here’s a review, with ticket information: http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/theater-sounds-indian-ink-pulls-out-all-the-stoppard_79916566


BPA regulars featured in Sound Theatre’s ‘Jesus Moonwalks’

Folks who’ve been to shows at Bainbridge Performing Arts in recent seasons will recognize two of the cast members in Sound Theatre Company‘s “And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi,” which opens on July 18 at Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory (the old Center House).

SmithJesse Smith (left) plays Damascus and Brace Evans is Brer Bit in the play by Marcus Gardley (directed by Tyrone Brown). It’s the Seattle premiere of the play inspired by the myth of Demeter and Persephone and set on the banks of the Mississippi River during the Civil War.

Smith has been in a number of BPA productions, notably “The Who’s Tommy” and “Avenue Q,” but made his first splash on this side of the water in Paradise Theatre‘s 2010 production of “Hairspray.”

Evans (below) has appeared in BPA’s Shakespeare Society 2014 production of “Twelfe Night” at Bloedel Reserve and in the mainstage offering of “The Kentucky Cycle” (also 2014).

EvansThe producing artistic director of Sound Theatre Company is Teresa Thuman, who also has a list of BPA credits — including “The Who’s Tommy.”

The show runs through Aug. 2. Information: 206-856-5520, soundtheatrecompany.org; Brown Paper Tickets — 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com.

— MM