Academy Award Winner, Lee Grant on Bainbridge!

My wife, Actress Dinah Manoff, directed her mother (Lee Grant) and Frank Buxton in “The Gin Game”. We have a rich, exciting and compelling community of talented artists living here on Bainbridge Island! —- Arthur
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Dinah Manoff thought “The Gin Game” would be a
perfect play for veteran Bainbridge Island actor Frank Buxton.

But that, as Dr. Seuss might’ve said, was only the first of the thinks Manoff thought on the subject.

“I started thinking that if we did it in August, while my mom was
here, we could have her do it, too,” said Manoff, a noted actor and
director who’s been living, teaching and directing live theater on the
island since moving their eight years ago with her husband, Arthur
Mortell, and their three sons.

Manoff’s mom, it should be noted, is the Oscar and Emmy award-winning
actress Lee Grant, who readily agreed to spend part of her annual
island visit (from her New York City home) working on the production,
which will be presented in a readers’-theatre format on Aug. 16 and 17
as a benefit for educational and improvement programs at Island Music
Guild. She’ll appear with Buxton in the Aug. 17 reading, the night after
his performance with Bainbridge actor-playwright Sarah Scribner.