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A Conversation With Armin Shimerman

March 21, 2021

Light Bulb Events by Play Bridge At Sea Presents Armin Shimerman

Play Bridge At Sea invites you to a free webinar Sunday, March 21, 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern for a discussion with Shakespeare scholar and actor Armin Shimerman about his new novel Illyria, Betrayal of Angels. Set during the reign of Elizabeth I, Illyria is a romantic political mystery combining the historical persons of John Dee and William Shakespeare, with the fictional characters of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Armin Shimerman, best known for his roles as Quark on Star Trek Deep Space 9 and Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is also an accomplished author, Bard scholar, and Professor of Shakespeare at the University of Southern California. This event is presented by Play Bridge at Sea ( and Christopher Rivera, and hosted by actor and Shakespeare scholar Ben Atkinson. It is completely free, but space is limited, so first come first served. Armin and Ben will take questions from the audience To register, please register at To purchase a copy of the book, please go to Armin Shimerman- He is a highly regarded instructor of Shakespeare and a BFA professor for Shakespeare at University of Southern Calif. (USC). He has taught at Theatricum for over thirty years. As an actor, he is best known to television audiences as Quark, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has appeared on Broadway: Joe Papp’s Three Penny Opera, Circle-in-the-Square’s St. Joan, Richard Rodgers’ I Remember Mama, and George Abbott’s Broadway. Selected Regional Theatre –Utah Shakespeare Festval: (last year) as Polonius, the Porter, and Gregory Simon, San Diego Repertory Theater: as Lear’s Fool, Marius in Fugard’s Road to Mecca, and was honored for his blind Irishman in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer (San Diego Critics Circle Award for best actor); San Diego Old Globe: Richard III, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor; American Shakespeare Festival: Henry V; Indiana Repertory Theatre: Hoagy, Bix, Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhouse; Guthrie Theatre: Three Penny Opera, Camille, Wild Oats and Fool in King Lear. Selected Los Angeles Theatre: Discord and Hughie (with Brian Dennehy) at the Geffen Theatre, Birthday Party at the Matrix Theater (LA Drama Critics Circle Nom. Lead Performance); the Madwoman of Chaillot at A Noise Within Theatre; Richard II at the Mark Taper Forum. At Antaeus Theatre, he teaches Shakespeare, co-directed the Crucible, and recently Measure for Measure. TV: - 80 different Guest Star roles, including Antaeus the Nox on Stargate, Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judge Hooper on Boston Legal, and more recently on CSI, Castle, and Timeless. Two years ago, he was nominated for a daytime Emmy for his performance in the web-series, Red Bird. In addition, he is a novelist with Simon & Schuster with his trilogy The Merchant Prince. His period mystery, Prospero’s Intelligence, will be published this fall by Jumpmaster Press. As a voice-over artist, his work with the ensembles for Maltese Falcon and Zorro was nominated for Grammys. In the field of games, he has done over two dozen, but has gotten kudos for his voicing of Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet and Clank franchise as well as Andrew Ryan in the Bioshock series. He has been happily married to Kitty Swink for over 35 years – unquestionably his greatest achievement. LightBulb events by Play Bridge At Sea are periodic events that broaden your mind and introduce you to new ideas and people beyond our normal bridge world. For more information about Play Bridge At Sea go to

Bridge Academy On Land is Set for Ojai California on November 15-20, 2020

August 5, 2020

Play Bridge At Sea Set to Offer Exceptional Bridge learning at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn resort.

Bridge Academy by Play Bridge At Sea has found a way to improve your bridge game in a fun relaxed environment. Six days and 5 Nights at the magnificent Ojai Valley Inn Resort in Ojai, CA. including lessons on a variety of bridge topics from our national champion John Ramos. Daily ACBL sanctioned games with black points are offered. The total package comes with accommodations, breakfast, lunch, one farewell dinner and 2 receptions. All taxes and resort fees are included. Safety of our guests is our priory and we are working closely with the hotel to assure a safe and healthy environment to stay and to convene. Bookings are protected with our book with confidence policy. If you feel the need to cancel, you may do so up to 30 days before arrival for a full cash refund. Surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, this historic and celebrated resort features a full health spa and a championship golf course. Five restaurants feature dishes made from locally grown ingredients. Rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn are decorated in Spanish Colonial style and feature in-room coffee machines. Spa Ojai bathroom amenities, a flat-screen TV and a radio with iPod connection are also included. Some rooms offer a fireplace. Spa Ojai welcomes guests with warm, exotic rooms featuring a variety of massages and treatments. In addition to the two pools at the spa, the resort offers a large, outdoor family swimming pool with food and beverage service. The Inn at Ojai Valley is 7 miles from Lake Casitas and 17 miles from Pierpoint Bookings can be made by calling Play bridge At Sea at 800.983.9077 (212.862.2706) or by email at

Bridge Cruise From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles/San Francisco or Vancouver

April 16, 2024

Save $4900 on Panama Canal Cruise April 1 2024

Play Bridge At Sea™ offers exclusive savings on our Bridge Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles April 16, 2023. Exclusive Savings Until June 15, 2023 Exceptional bridge learning and play is not the only story here. Our guests can receive unprecedented savings and travel options from us on this sailing. Exclusive to Play Bridge At Sea, guests can save $4900 per person off today’s market rates and singles save $6125 based on the classic veranda suite. And there is more good news! Guest can choose to debark in Los Angeles or stay onto San Francisco or cruise all the way to Vancouver with no additional cost. This special offer expires June 15, 2023, and has capacity controls so its best to call us today at 800.983.9044 or 212.862.2706 to get your suite at this amazing rate. This cruise is ABCL Sanctioned with Silver Master Points Play Bridge AT Sea is renowned for its extraordinary bridge teaching skills and game play. Our core teachers, The Bridge Professors™, are made up of Giorgia Botta, John Ramos and Christopher Rivera. Silversea Cruises is our home for Bridge Cruises and this sailing on the new Silver Nova will be exceptional. Based in New York, Play Bridge At Sea offers cruise programs, The Bridge Academy™ land programs and online virtual classes by The Bridge Professors. Over 8000 students have benefited from our online classes to date. The company is a registered travel agency under the Dream Vacations flag. Recently the agency was awarded the Circle of Excellence status. For more information please go to our web site at , email us at or call us at 800.983.9077 (212.862.2706) ####
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