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A comedy about a tragedy at BPA

actor1“Art,” the new comedic play at Bainbridge Performing Art, “challenges our conceptions about the form, the function and the very meaning of art,” writes Sun entertainment reporter Michael C. Moore.
actor3Sounds like a laugh riot, right? Ok, well here’s what director Kate Carruthers has to say about the play: actor2

“You’re seeing the destruction of these three men’s friendship. There’s nothing funny about that.”

Yet, audiences laugh as the play’s three characters argue over the meaning of one work of art, despite the fact that the playwright, Yazmina Reza, considered “Art” a tragedy.

“Art” opens for a two-week run on April 10. Click here to read Moore’s story.

BPA’s Macbeth is a ‘bummer worth watching’

Bainbridge Performing Arts’ production of ‘Macbeth’ is a gloomy, murky, heavy – sometimes blustery – bummer worth watching. Read the Kitsap Sun’s review below.

LOCAL THEATER: BPA’s ‘Macbeth’ ‘Lays On’ Thick, Indeed
By Michael C. Moore

“Macbeth” is, arguably, the darkest of all William Shakespeare’s tragedies, and the most intense.

Indeed, apart from the appearance of the drunken Porter prior to the intermission, there’s very little comic intensification — the tale of a Scottish kingdom come acropper is heavy, heavy stuff from start to finish.

You certainly get that in director Steven Fogell’s production for Bainbridge Performing Arts, which began its two-week pre-Halloween run Oct. 16. It is an intense, program-twisting, teeth-gnashing experience. Fogell wrings out Shakespeare’s cautionary tale of the corruptive power of power for its every particle of pathos.

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