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BPA stages final performances of ‘The Kentucky Cycle’

The Rowen Family is portrayed by Eva Jane, Austin Bennett, Debbi Lester, Robert Bergin, Nathan Whitehouse, Josh Moff, Ted Dowling, Billy Gleeson, Jennifer Pippin Montanez and Ricky Coates.  - Diane Walker photo
The Rowen Family is portrayed by Eva Jane, Austin Bennett, Debbi Lester, Robert Bergin, Nathan Whitehouse, Josh Moff, Ted Dowling, Billy Gleeson, Jennifer Pippin Montanez and Ricky Coates.
— image credit: Diane Walker photo

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents the final performances of “The Kentucky Cycle” this weekend at BPA.

Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, Seattle’s Robert Schenkkan’s sweeping two-part epic spans two centuries of greed, violence and survival and centers on themes that remain powerfully relevant today.

"'The Kentucky Cycle' is a series of nine plays that spans over 200 years of American history in a small part of eastern Kentucky," said Kathleen Thorne, dramaturge for the production. "It examines the myths of the American past that have created, for better or worse, the country we are today."

The individual plays, each an episodic piece unto itself but also connecting the larger narrative, works to link the vast timeline of the whole piece with the saga of the Rowens, a fictional clan that scrapes and schemes to keep its hold on land it originally acquired by cheating a native tribe out of the their hunting ground.

Performances for Part 1 are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Performances for Part 2 are 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military and teachers (select two dates for one price) and are available at 206-842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

 

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