Children's theater to be featured in BVCT's 2020 season

Bay Village Community Theater is excited to announce its 2020 season!

New this year will be a children’s theater production May 16 and 17 at 1 p.m., with auditions to be held in April for children ages 7-14. Directed by Judith Mazur, the two short plays, “Standing By” and “Romeo and Juliet’s Excellent Relationship,” both deal with school relationships. “Standing By” addresses schoolroom bullying and how various children handle the situation. “Romeo and Juliet’s Excellent Relationship” is a spoof on Shakespeare’s classic tale set in a classroom.

The theater also will continue its free “All the World’s a Stage[d Reading]" series held the third weekend of even-numbered months. Next up is “A Wife for a Life” in April, followed by “Dragnet” (June), “Wurzel-Flummery” (August), “Sorry, Wrong Number” (October), and “The Shop Around the Corner” (December).

The 2020 season caps off with two main stage productions, both to be held at St. Barnabas. Coming in the spring is “Bleacher Bums,” conceived by Joe Mantegna and written by The Organic Theatre Company. This nine-inning comedy takes place in 1998 in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley field, where die-hard Cubs fans root for their inevitably losing team. Directed by Douglas A. Farren, Newsday describes this play as “cheerful, boisterous and fun.” Production dates are May 8-9 and May 15-16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 3 p.m.

In the fall, Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite” will be produced. The play follows successful businessman Joe Benjamin who attributes all of his success and happiness to the big “G” himself: God. But when an eccentric messenger from God visits Joe all hell breaks loose! Tickets for our main stage productions may be purchased by calling 440-847-8494 or visiting our online ticketing site at

To learn more about Bay Village Community Theater and to view photos from past productions, visit our website: or check us out on Facebook.

margaret hnat

volunteer for Bay Village Community Theater. Am also a former journalist for the Chronicle Telegram and a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at Tri-C.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 10:07 AM, 03.03.2020