Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab Present 2014 ONE ACT FEST, Running This Weekend at BPA

Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab present the 2014 One Act Fest, running today, February 7 - 9, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00 p.m., plus a Pay-What-You-Can-Preview on Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

The 2014 One Act Fest is a festival showcasing the very best talent Bainbridge has to offer in a selection of comedic and dramatic one act plays from playwrights, familiar and obscure.

In BLACK GUM RISING by Warren Read, buried resentments are unearthed while sisters plant a tree at their mother's grave site. Jane Martin's HEALIN' provides advice, medical and otherwise, from a wise Crone. In NORM ANON by Warren Leigh, three people in a recovery program explain their own particular brand of rehaB. Langford Wilson's STOOP is a dark dystopian "dramedy" in which neighbors chat outside their apartments. Mark O'Donnell's YOU KNOW WHO ELSE I HATE features a coupla' drunk guys sittin' around talkin'. BEST DADDY by Shel Silverstein is a darkly comic tale of a Father/Daughter birthday celebration. In Keiko Green's EXPERIENCE POINTS, two lost souls find companionship at Comic-Con. A woman in distress flags down a passing car for assistance in Halley Feiffer's THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING. A man reminiscing about his family dinner table imagines how differently the family members might have behaved toward one another in WHAT I MEANT WAS by Craig Lucas. Bugs trapped in a child's collection jar try to escape in Mark Harvey Levine's classic comedy IN THE JAR. Set on the stoop outside a Brooklyn apartment, Donald Margulies' play HOMEWORK is a tiny gem about a young girl's first crush. In a church kitchen, a pair of old friends prepare a polish feast for a funeral breakfast in LIVES OF THE SAINTS by David Ives.

Director Dinah Manoff leads an all-star cast including Jennifer Allen, Michelle Allen, Jim Anderson, Lori Anderson, Cymbeline Brody, Victoria Brown, Christie Capps, Karla Cole, Robert Craighead, Brian Danzig, Shannon Dowling, JC Figueroa, Paulette Jacobson, Corinna Lapid Munter, Renee Longstreet, Justin Lynn, Debbie MacLeod, Arthur Mortell, Linda Owens, Marybeth Redmond, Sara Scribner, Shannon Sheehan, Ruth Urbach, Sue Ellen Van Duyne, Wendy Wallace, Tyler Weaver, Nathan Whitehouse, and Lisa Wiggins.

Suitable for "PG-13" audiences, the 2014 One Act Fest appears today, February 7 - 9 at BPA, with shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check BPA out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to "About BPA" and click on "Get Our Newsletter" to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.




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