Playwright workshop

Island Theatre is offering a two-hour workshop on writing a short play led by Tony Award-nominated actor and playwright John Cariani.

The workshop will be held March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bainbridge Public Library. Admission is by donation. No tickets are required although attendees are encouraged to pre-register at

Cariani is best known for his play “Almost, Maine,” which opened off-Broadway in 2006, and has since become one of the most popular plays in the world. The play has received over 5,000 productions and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

It’s also the most frequently produced play in North American high schools, outpacing classics like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Our Town.” As an actor, Carianai is best known for his role on NBC’s long-running drama “Law & Order,” on which he played Forensics tech Beck for five seasons.

Swing concert

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Dave Stewart will perform from 7-9 p.m., March 25 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Led by Ranger Sciacca on violin, the band evokes the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Romani campsite with their version of Hot Club Swing.

Admission is by donation. Reservations are recommended: email

Young gymnasts

The Olympic Gymnastics Club will be sending a number of members to the XCEL State Championships March 31-April 2 in Pasco.

One member is Siena Sumsky, 8, of Bainbridge Island, who took first in the all-around in her division.

BI police log

3-5: Burglary, criminal trespass, Wyatt Way NW

3-5: Violation of civil anti-harassment order, Logg Road NE

3-6: Fraud theft, High School Road NE

3-6: Fraud, criminal impersonation, High School Road NE

3-6: Fraud theft, NE Darden Lane

3-6: Fraud identity theft, 36th Avenue W, Lynwood

3-7: Motor vehicle hit and run property damage, Pleasant Beach Drive NE

3-7: Driving under the influence, Highway 305 at Winslow Way

3-9: Theft, Sunrise Drive NE

3-9: Traffic accident, NE Koura Road at Highway 305

3-11: Assault 2 domestic violence, West Blakely Avenue NE

3-6: Identity theft, Shannon Drive SE

3-10: Identity theft, Hildebrand Lane NE


Lee Grant won the Cannes award for Detective Story in 1952. She will not be introducing her documentaries as organizers were unable to set that up. Her full-length documentaries will be shown March 17 at BIMA with The Willmar 8 and Battered starting at 2 p.m. and When Women Kill and Down and Out in America starting at 7 p.m. On March 18, the two shown at night will be shown in the afternoon, and the two in the afternoon shown at night. A March 10 story was incorrect.