Bay Village Community Theater Updates, June 2017


It’s definitely time to update our website! We have been quite busy in the past few months and, as you will see, will continue to be very busy in the months to come.


Following the initial success of our inaugural production of Almost, Maine in March, 2017, Bay Village Community Theater is proud to announce its second production. The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney will be performed at St. Barnabas’ Parish Hall for five performances running two weekends, opening on Friday, September 22 and closing on Sunday, October 1. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 8 PM; the Sunday matinee on October 1 will begin at 3 PM. Tickets are $12; seniors (60+) and students (up to age 18) will get a $2 discount.

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – which taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. A brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force in which six (or more) performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.
For further information, please consult our Facebook page, Bay Village Community Theater. Also watch for updates on our website.



BVCT’s “All the World’s a Stage[d Reading]” Series continues in July.  After successful performances in March (Murphy’s Wedding, by local playwright Greg Lavelle) and June (The Twelve Pound Look by J.M. Barrie), we can now announce the remainder of the Staged Reading Series for 2017.

July: Excerpts from Inherit the Wind
Performances: Saturday, July 15 at 2 PM at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village Main LoungeSunday, July 16 at 6 PM at Mojo’s Coffee and More, Bay Village

Based on the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, Inherit the Wind is a riveting battle between lawyers Drummond and Brady with the right to teach evolution in schools hanging in the balance.

Performers: Paul Runevitch, Bob Kenderes, Michael Strama, Jessica C. Williams

Director: Tim Peebles

Both performances are open to the public; free admission; donations graciously accepted

September: “Guilty Pleasures” – The Chocolate Affair, 10,000 Cigarettes and more

Performances: Saturday, September 16 at 2 PM at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village Main Lounge; Sunday, September 17 at 6 PM at Mojo’s Coffee and More, Bay Village

Director: Judith Mazur

November: How He Lied to her Husband by George Bernard Shaw

Performances: Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village Main Lounge; Sunday, November 19 at 6 PM at Mojo’s Coffee and More, Bay Village

Director: Tim Jones

December: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted and directed by Preston Postle.  Performances to be announced.

Join us for these readings. It is truly theater for the ear. Free admission!!



BVCT is teaming up with Clague Playhouse on a Joint Fundraiser on Saturday, October 22! Clague Playhouse is bringing back the popular “2 Mediums at Large”. There will be an afternoon and an evening performance that day. Tickets will be $25 with proceeds to be split between BVCT and Clague. Come out and be entertained by 2 Mediums at Large. Tickets will soon be available on the Clague Playhouse website.



We are looking into doing a staged reading/play using the radio script broadcast of The War of the Worlds. That’s right, it’s the story that spread panic through the radio listeners of the 1938 Halloween episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air and cemented Orson Welles’ place in history.

We are in negotiations for a possible two location event for two weekends, either in late October or early November (in keeping with the timeliness of the radio version of the story.

Keep a lookout on this website or on our Facebook page for future developments on this project!

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