Bainbridge Island’s very talented actors and writers are showcased in the Fifth Annual One Act Festival – “Fifty Shades of Funny.”

In this podcast, director Dinah Manoff tells us about the origin of this popular festival of short plays written by well-known playwrights as well as by three local writers.

These are performed by extraordinary array of 32 of her talented students, many of whom are familiar to regular BPA theatre fans.

This year, the plays are eclectic, racy, entertaining, and all very funny.

There are 11 one-act plays:

  • “The Adventures Of…” by Kathleen Warnock;
  • “You Don’t Have to be Jewish” by Bob Booker and George Foster;
  • “Workout” by Wendy Wasserstein;
  • “Consolidated Worldwide” by Jim Anderson;
  • “That Word” by Mark Harvey Levine;
  • “Ties That Bind” by Eric Coble;
  • “Arabian Nights” by David Ives;
  • “The Mercury and the Magic” by Rolin Jones;
  • “The Angle of Death” by Michelle Allen;
  • “A View from the Porch” by Warren Read.

There are just three performances from January 16-18, plus the “pay-what-you-can” preview on Thursday, January 15th. Tickets are on sale now at the BPA website.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters