Community theater returns to Bay Village this month

The Bay Village Community Theater was awarded a $1,000 grant for our inaugural play in 2017 from The Bay Village Foundation. Steve Ruscher, the foundation's grant committee chairman, presented the award to our President John Hnat at the Memorial Day ceremony.

We are excited to announce a new series starting on June 12, titled "All the World's A Stage[d] Reading."

A series of one-act plays will be read at Mojo's Coffee & More the second Sunday of each month starting in June and continuing through December. The free performances will take place at the coffee shop at 600 Dover Center Road, Bay Village. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., giving patrons an opportunity to purchase coffee or other treats before the 6 p.m. performance.

On Sunday, June 12, see George Bernard Shaw's one-act, "Overruled," directed by John Hnat, featuring Huntington Playhouse alumni Dave Hopkins, Margaret Hnat, Jenny Erbs and Neil Donnelly.

Auditions for "Trifles," the second installment of the series, will be held Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. at Bay Village Branch Library, 502 Cahoon Road. Roles are available for two women and three men, ages 25 and older. Memorization not required. Lisa Ortenzi, Great Lakes Theater's Director of Educational Programming, will direct.

For more information, stop by our booth at Cahoon in June on June 18 and at Bay Days June 30 through July 4 in Cahoon Memorial Park. Our next regular member meeting is Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m., at Bay Library. For the latest updates check out our website,

Patrick M Meehan

Patrick is Vice President of Education for the newly formed Citizens for Bay Village Community Theater. An organization whose goal is to continue to provide Community Theater and Theater Education for the City of Bay Village.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:46 AM, 06.07.2016