Bucyrus Little Theatre to host OCTAfest


BUCYRUS — June is Ohio Community Theatre Month, established by the state “to recognize the important contributions of community theatres to the quality of life of the citizens of the state.”

This weekend the Bucyrus Little Theatre will celebrate it by hosting representatives and actors from nearly a dozen community theatres in the region.

The Central Ohio Regional OCTAfest is June 13 and 14. The community theatres involved are members of the Ohio Community Theatre Association.

This event showcases local troupes as they present the best of the best from their seasons. This year, the BLT will perform an excerpt from “Of Mice and Men,” its most recent performance, on June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Crawford Theatre Company will present an excerpt from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on June 13 at 9 p.m.

There will also be scenes from “Death of a Saleman,” “Kitchen Witches” and “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” throughout the weekend.

Schedule of events:

Saturday, June 13

Registration open – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Introduction and opening remarks – 6:45 p.m.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Curtain Players, Inc. – 7 p.m.

“Death of a Salesman” by MTV Arts, Inc. – 8 p.m.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Crawford Theatre Company – 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 14

Registration open – 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Opening remarks – 9:45-10 a.m.

“Kitchen Witches” by Out of the Box Community Theatre – 10 a.m.

“Assassins” by Licking County Players – 11 a.m.

“The Seafarer” by Roundtown Players – 12 p.m.

Lunch – 1 p.m.

“Edges” by Emerald City Players – 2:30 p.m.

“Love, Sex and the IRS” by Chillicothe Civic Theatre – 3:30 p.m.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” by Little Theatre Off Broadway – 4:30 p.m.

“Of Mice and Men” by Bucyrus Little Theatre – 5:30 p.m.

Award presentation – 7:30 p.m.

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