Tag Archives: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Bloedel is part of the show for BPA’s ‘Midsummer Night’

A tip for anyone planning to attend the current run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” being presented by the Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society in the meadow at :

Go early.

The gates to the meadow open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. “curtain,” and an early arrival reaps multiple benefits. First, you get a better pick of where to plop down your lawn chairs, blankets or whatever. Second, you have time to go take a stroll. The adjacent forest is the perfect mood-setter for Shakespeare’s faerie-land comedy, and the grounds of the normally by-admission reserve are0717_KSFE_Midsummer1 breathtaking.

An added plus is that the reserve has waived its normal no-food restriction, which means you can bring a picnic with you for consumption at your seats.

(On a personal note, if I hear about any of you not cleaning up after yourselves, I will come and find you, and the chiding will be severe …)

Here’s the review of the July 10 performance:


Information: 206-842-8569, bainbridgeperformingarts.org. From what I hear, performances (Thursdays through Sundays at 7 p.m.) are selling out quickly, if they haven’t already.

— MM

Old news, but good news: BPA 2015-16 season is out

This is old news to many of you, but since we’re on a theaters-announce-new-seasons tear right now, we’ll add in the already-revealed 2015-16 season for Bainbridge Performing Arts:

July 9-26 — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare at his most comical, performed at Bloedel Reserve.

Oct. 9-25 — “Hair,” the 1960s Hippie Musical.

Dec. 4-20 — “Mary Poppins,” very different from the movie, but still Practically Perfect in Every Way.

Jan. 22-24 — An evening of David Ives one-acts titled “All in the Timing,” presented by Swinging Hammer Productions.

Feb. 5-14 — “Love Letters,” classic A.R. Gurney comedy.

Mary 11-27 — “Amadeus,” a little night (or afternoon, if matinees are your thing) music.

May 13-29 — a TBA entry BPA is billing as “a new family classic,” but can’t reveal the title just yet.

Check out BPA’s Web site — bainbridgeperformingarts.org — or call 206-842-8569 for more information on tickets and packages.

— MM