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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 (www.PlayBridgeatSea.com) 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 http://bit.ly/arminshimerman To purchase a copy of the book, please go to https://www.jumpmasterpress.com/product-page/betrayal-of-angels 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 https://playbridgeatsea.com.
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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 ebrill@dreamvacations.com
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Think Like An Expert! Online Bridge Lessons Offered Every Wednesday at 1PM Eastern time.

August 5, 2020

John Ramos and Finn Kolesnik share their thinking on each bridge hand.

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Visiting Professor James Holzhauer Is Back At The Bridge Professors November 14

November 14, 2020

Dream Vacations - Play Bridge At Sea™ Announces Celebrity Guest at the Virtual Bridge Professors Workshop
Jeopardy Champion James Holzhauer to be a Visiting Professor on Saturday November 14, 2020.

Dream Vacations - Play Bridge At Sea™ is pleased to announce that James Holzhauer, also known as Jeopardy James, will be back as its Visiting Professor at the Bridge Professors Session on Saturday, November 14 at 12 p.m. EST. Holzhauer is a 32-time winner on Jeopardy and an accomplished bridge player. Ed Brill, managing director of Play Bridge At Sea, one of the nation’s largest operator of bridge cruises, has introduced The Bridge Academy on Land and now an online opportunity with The Bridge Professors, to further continue its commitment to offer the best bridge learning experience anywhere. The Bridge Professors features Play Bridge At Sea’s best at sea teachers who are accompanied by a visiting professor in a 2-hour lesson with exceptional learning and entertainment. Strategies of the pros are revealed as they play each hand. The full class lineup is available on www.playbridgeatsea.com. Play Bridge at Sea provides exceptional learning at sea, on land and at home. Teachers are all ACBL certified and are some of the best educators in the game. Bridge cruises are exclusively on Silversea Cruises for 2021 with itineraries to the West Coast, New England, and Caribbean as well as international ones to the Panama Canal and Athens. Upcoming educational sessions include The Bridge Academy at the JW Marriott Marco Island in March 2021 and the Ojai Valley Inn Resort in California in November 2021 Ongoing online learning featuring the Bridge Professors via Zoom video from the comfort of home. Dream Vacations - Play Bridge At Sea is an independently owned travel agency franchise located in New York, and is part of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest seller of cruise vacations. More information is available at https://www.playbridgeatsea.com or by phone at 212.862.2706.
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