Our Next Staged Reading

On Saturday Feb 15th, 2PM at O’Neill’s Healthcare on Bradley Rd, and on Feb 16th at St. Barnabas Church hall at 3PM we will be presenting (gratis, of course) St. Valentine’s Day by Annie Eliot, directed by Mackenzie Barry. It is a light-hearted one-act about two high-society ladies, Elinor and her niece, Letty. After a confusing mixup with some valentines, Elinor believes her secret admirer to be pining after Letty’s affections. Their confrontation comes to a head over tea, like any good Victorian comedy. Full of wit and charm similar to that of Oscar Wilde, this one-act will give you both laughs and a heartwarming ending. Please note that our Sunday readings are now at 3PM instead of 6PM.

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Our Fall Show

Sept 27 through October 6

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Presented by Bay Village Community Theater @ St. Barnabas Parkside Hall

468 Bradley Rd • Bay Village, OH 44140

(Corner of Wolf & Bradley)


For Tickets

call (440) 847-8494

Or Visit


To buy tickets online

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See this Outstanding Show!

We really enjoyed it, Great story, great acting!      M.H.


Bay Theater has outdone themselves! Don’t miss Gillian!     P.M.

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For tickets call (440) 847-8494
or visit 


Directed By Tim Peebles


Kaycee Craig           Elizabeth Mader

Jim Hagan            April Needham

Michael Attali           Margaret Hnat          Alyssa Romano

To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday is an American play by Michael Brady.

It was developed through the literary department of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and M Square Entertainment and moved to Circle-In-The-Square.

In 1996, it was produced as a film by Sony Pictures and starred Peter GallagherClaire DanesKathy Baker, and Wendy Crewson.

It was awarded the Oppenheimer Award for best play of 1983.

If you enjoy a drama filled with emotion, then you will find To Gillian 

on Her 37th Birthday a powerful evening in the theatre. It questions the strength of human connection, and is quite thought-provoking.

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Spring “Revelry” Fundraiser!

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Join us at
Sibling Revelry Brewery • 29305 Clemens Rd. Westlake


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Saturday March 9, 2019

7-10 pm

Come help provide the “Boards” for our actors to tread. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of our new stage.

Your $30 ticket includes:
• Two drink tickets (beer, hard seltzer, soft drinks)
• Buffet including hot wings and pizza and more
• Chance Auction
• Sideboards
• Live Entertainment

Questions? Call John Hnat at (440) 847-8494

Click Here to get your ticket!

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Our 2020 Season

Main Stage Productions

Spring, 2020 – Bleacher Bums – A baseball comedy by Joe Montegna and directed by Douglas A. Farren.  May 8-9 and May 15-16 at 8 pm and May 17 at 3 pm

Fall, 2020 – A Neil Simon comedy to be announced soon!

“All the World’s a Stage[d Reading]” Series – Free!

Saturday performances at 2 pm at O’Neill’s Healthcare, 605 Bradley Rd., Bay Village

Sunday performances at 6 pm at St. Barnabas Church, 468 Bradley Rd., Bay Village

February 15 and 16St. Valentine’s Day – A comedy in one act by Annie Eliot, and directed by Mackenzie Barry

April 18 and 19: TBD

June 20 and 21: Dragnet – adapted by Frank Burt and directed by Judith Mazur

August 15 and 16: Wurzel-Flummery by A. A. Milne and directed by Neil Donnelly

October 17 and 18Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher and directed by Tim Jones

December 12 and 13The Shop Around the Corner adapted by Norman Corwin and directed by Judith Mazur

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H.G. Meets Orson

When two bigger-than-life personalities cross paths something interesting is bound to happen.

H.G. Meets Orson.jpgOn Oct. 28, 1940, KTSA radio in San Antonio, Texas, arranged for an on-air meeting between a 74-year-old H.G. Wells, commonly referred to as the father of science fiction, and Orson Welles, a 25-year-old stage actor that had become rather famous two years earlier when he preformed a radio adaptation of “War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells which was originally published in 1897 in serialized form in Pearson’s Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan in the U.S.

Although their age and career paths were quite different, one thing they shared was the gift of understatement. Presented here are quotes from both men. See if you can guess who said what. The answers are below.

  1. Advertising is legalized lying.
  2. In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
  3. I started at the top and worked my way down.
  4. History is a race between education and catastrophe.
  5. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
  6. The past is but the past of a beginning.
  7. After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
  8. I have an unfortunate personality.
  9. I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
  10. Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
  11. I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.
  12. Our true nationality is mankind.
  13. Everything bad that has ever happened to me has been caused by agents or lawyers.
  14. What really matters is what you do with what you have.
  15. Living in the lap of luxury isn’t bad except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up.
  16. I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.
  17. If I ever own a restaurant, I will never allow the waiters to ask if the diners like their dishes. Particularly when they’re talking.
  18. The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law.
  19. Some people bear three kinds of trouble – the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
  20. Only very intelligent people don’t wish they were in politics, and I’m dumb enough to want to be in there.


H.G Wells: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19

Orson Wells: 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20

See “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” by Joe Landry and experience a bit of history for yourself. Tickets available at Yapsody Ticket  baytheater.yapsody.com    or by calling 440-847-8494.

Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. A single matinee performance is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

General admission tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students.

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War of the World T-Shirts!

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Orson Welles’s radio adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds, which listeners took for actual news. This fall Bay Theater is producing “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” by Joe Landry.  You can help promote our show and look great at the same time with one of our War of the Worlds T-Shirts available from MoArt Designs on Facebook. There are 3 basic designs to choose from and available in a variety of colors. Click on a picture to see the shirts up close at the MoArt Designs shop.10X4 Legendary T10X4 Image Womens Legendary.jpg10X4 Image Panic.jpg10X4 Image Coming Soon.jpg


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Next Level Fundraising Campaign

Below is a link to the grant proposal that describes in depth our “Taking Theater To The Next Level”  Fundraising Campaign. A special thanks to The Bay Village Foundation for funding Phase 1 of the project. Come see what we’ve purchased have so far in our fall production of “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” by Joe Landry.


If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can mail a check to us at:

Bay Village Community Theater
P.O. Box 40451 Bay Village, OH 44140
click the DONATE button on the right side of this page.

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War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Tickets click Here!

T-Shirts click Here!

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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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Tickets for Almost Maine, Bay Village Community Theater is Seeking Donations and Sponsors


Discount tickets for “Almost, Maine” available now through January 31. Save $2 off each Adult ticket.

Chosen as the first full production of the Bay Village Community Theater, Almost, Maine offers a lot for our organization to be excited about. It consistently sells out and in 2014 was the most-produced play in North American High Schools for the third time in the last five years.

The New York Times called Almost, Maine“A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy)… [and] a touch of good-natured magic realism.”



Welcome to Almost, Maine. A town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Almost, Maine: It’s love. But not quite.

Discount tickets for “Almost, Maine” available now through January 31. Save $2 off each Adult ticket.

You can help our production by making a tax deductible donation, purchasing an ad in our program or by becoming a sponsor of the show.

Annual Contributors will be listed in our program at the following levels

Visionary $1,000+

Benefactor $500-$999

Sustaining member $250-$499

Patron $100-$249

Friend $50-$99

Donor $25-$49

Member $10-$24

Sponsorships range from $750 – $1000

Ads prices range from $100 – $500

Donations can be made at our website or sent to:

Bay Village Community Theater

PO Box 40451

Bay Village OH 44140

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