The Batavia Theatre Project has announced its inaugural summer season.
The season will open Aug. 1 with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Sycamore Park, followed by “Batavia’s Bicentennial: A Dramatic Retelling of Our Village’s History” and Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” to run in conjunction with the village bicentennial. Productions run through Aug. 24 and a full schedule is available online.
Performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be free to the public. “We are thrilled to bring one of my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays to the area,” said play director Laura E. Haskell.” “Sycamore Park will be a beautiful setting for this forest romp. I’m excited to share my love of Shakespeare with the families in our area and help foster a love of theatre and art in our young people.”
Those who attend the Village of Batavia Bicentennial will get a chance to see the village history told by founder Ezekiel Dimmitt. President Adam Haskell said the theatre is proud to have the chance to reimagine the village’s history from its sesquicentennial script. The production will also be free to the public and sponsored by the Village of Batavia.
Lastly, the much-loved play “Our Town” will close the summer season. “This is a play that many people know and love, and it fits into August’s celebration of the village,” said director Sarah Plummer. “Anyone who feels a connection to their personal past and the history of their community will feel a connection with this play.”
Early bird ticket prices are available until July 4 on the theatre’s website, www.bataviatheatreproject.com. For specific performance dates, or to learn more about the theatre, please connect with us through Facebook, our website, or by emailing BataviaTheatreProject@gmail.com.
Batavia Theatre Project strives to work with the community to bring high-quality live theatre to Clermont County and enrich our local arts culture while enhancing tourism and patronage of existing local businesses.