Island Theatre at the Library


Island Theatre at the Library is a series of dramatic, staged readings presented in the intimate community meeting room at the Bainbridge Public Library.

2024 dates and plays:

  • Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 pm:

2 Across by Jerry Mayer

  • Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 pm:

2 Across

  • Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm:

Leisure Seeker, adapted for the stage by Diane Bankhart

  • Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 pm:

Leisure Seeker

  • Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm:

Ancient History by David Ives

  • Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm:

Ancient History

Admission is by donation with a minimum $5 donation per person.

No reservations necessary.

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2 ACROSS: A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance

By Jerry Mayer

Directed by Karen Hauser

Featuring actors Autumn McMurry and Jeffrey Brown

Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 pm

at Bainbridge Public Library

Admission: $5 minimum donation per person No tickets or reservations necessary

A man and woman board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They're alone in the car and both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She’s a crossword pro, he always quits. She wants to be left alone. He can’t stop talking. Two opposites in an enclosed space, they argue and flirt, attacking each other's values while gradually opening to the other’s point of view. Their trip is filled with surprises—for them and for the audience—and as the ride ends, it's obvious that each of them has been changed.

2 Across was written by Jerry Mayer, writer and producer of numerous TV sitcoms, including “The Facts of Life,” “Bewitched,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and “Bridget Loves Bernie.” It ran off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theater in 2015 followed by numerous runs in regional playhouses across the country.

The Island Theatre production is directed by Karen Hauser and features Autumn McMurry and Jeffrey Brown.

“A charming lighthearted evening in the theater. . . a warm and wise comedy.”