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

One thought on “BPA regulars featured in Sound Theatre’s ‘Jesus Moonwalks’

  1. thanks for recognizing jesse smith once again. you might be interested in a few more bainbridge & gig harbor jesse connections that began in 2007 when he played jean valjean in les miserables @ bpa & 2008 as officer barrel in urinetown & 2009 as tom robinson in to kill a mockingbird, both @ paradise theatre. jesse is also a composer/lyricist/musician/playwright of 3 completed works to date, including don giovanni a new musical. i know all of this because i’ve been following him onstage since he was 4 years old when i videotaped him singing mozart’s don giovanni commendatore scene.

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