The first play of our 10th Anniversary Season takes to the stage April 28th at 7PM and April 29 at 2PM. It’s The Odd Couple (the Female Version) starring Laura Green and Becca Foli as the Odd Couple with Bryan Foli, Nick DeLaat, Vicki Smith, and Heidi Vigil, Marie Boyle and Elaine West all under the direction of retired CMU Theater Professor Stan Jensen. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for students. (Note that this play isn’t designed for children under 13.) Come see many of your friends and neighbors in this hilarious version of the Odd Couple produced by long-time Beaver Island Players organizer and director Jacque LaFreniere.
Next on the stage is the annual BICS 4th & 5th grade play. Ever wonder why your cat acts like he’s king of the world? Or why flamingos stand on one leg? Have you ever imagined what a spider would have to say to a fly just before devouring him, or what “small talk” sounds like when a cannibalistic female praying mantis goes on a date with a naive male praying mantis? You’ll get answers to these question and more in Born to Be Wild. Raffle prizes will be awarded (come early to see them). Laughs & giggles will be had. Animals will run wild. And all proceeds will go towards supporting the 4th & 5th Grade Class Trip to Camp Hayo-Went-Ha!
Also coming up soon is the 16th Annual PABI Road Rally. The fun starts Sunday, May 5th 12:30pm at the Shamrock! A full afternoon of thrills, chills, challenges, and all out competitive fun! Registration is $20 per person. Start forming your team now and get ready to compete for the prestigious Road Rally Cup.
And, coming to our big screen this weekend: Rock Dog at 3PM and Star Wars-The Last Jedi at 7PM. Great treats at our concession stand. Free will donation admission. No charge for students.
What’s at the BIC Center?
Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center
The Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure. It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.
Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
The Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.
Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.
Coming to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
Music, Plays & More
The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more. We're planning a similar flurry of events for the summer of 2018.
BIC Center Big Screen
Summer 2017 was big for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. Watch them sparkle by to the right. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.
Plays, Robots & Ice
PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.
Car #1 Was #1 Again!
The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.