Island Theatre at the Library


Island Theatre at the Library is a series of dramatic, staged readings presented in March, October and December at the Bainbridge Public Library.

2023 dates:

  • Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm

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

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Fred Saas

Featuring Alyssa Hersey and Todd Baylor

Danny is a trucker who people call The Beast. Roberta is a troubled young mother with a teenage son that her parents now raise.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea touches the unspoken parts of our humanity: the violence, insanity, love and hate that can occur in the space between two people.

The play tells the story of two strangers who, after a hesitant, defensive initial meeting in a bar, bob and weave in a three-scene long intensely intimate and violent pas de deux (a dance form for two people). 

Danny and Roberta butt heads and egos before discovering through each other that there is a space for love in their lives. A dangerous and messy love, but love nonetheless.

Playwright John Patrick Shanley is an Academy Award winning writer (Best Screenplay, Moonstruck). He was also the recipient of an Obie Award for Playwriting, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award in 2005 for Doubt: A Parable.