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Misery Loves Family! BPA to Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Spring

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, running March 17 - April 2.

Tracy Letts, in his Broadway debut, created a hugely ambitious, highly combustible saga that will leave viewers reeling. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly-and uproariously-exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Island Treasure Kate Carruthers leads a show-stopping cast featuring Gianni Truzzi as BEVERLY, Barbara Deering as VIOLET, Ann Ellis as BARBARA, Melissa Fenwick as IVY, Carrie Morgan as KAREN, Jennifer Pippin- Montanez as MATTIE FAE, McKenna Sanford as JEAN, Kalea Salvador as JOHNNA, Wayne Purves as CHARLES, Pete Benson as BILL, Geoff Schmidt as STEVE, Geoff Finney as LITTLE CHARLES, and Rob Burke as SHERIFF.

Honored for her longtime arts advocacy and leadership in Community Theater on Bainbridge Island, Kate Carruthers was named 2017 Island Treasure. For BPA's spring 2016 production, she received Best Director of a Play and Best Play (Amadeus) in the 2016 Broadway World Seattle Awards and Best Director/Best Show (Amadeus), in Kitsap Sun's Best of Local Theater, 2016. Under her direction, Amadeus was also named Best Play in the South Sound Critics Association's Best Of The 2015 - 2016 Theater Season. Kate's previous BPA directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art, and The Philadelphia Story.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY appears at BPA March 17 - April 2, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (exception: the Saturday, April 1st performance will be a 3:00 p.m. matinee), plus Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $21 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at, 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. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an "Open Doors" program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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