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Theater

BHS students to stream original shows exploring hope

Courage Plus Fear Equals Hope
Courage Plus Fear Equals Hope

The Batavia High School Fall Play, titled "Project Ensemble: HOPE," is a streaming event at 7:30 p.m. each evening through Saturday, Nov. 7.

It was devised as three nights of different, original content. The stream is free, but donations will be accepted.

The school shared the following news release:

"What is hope? Why and how do we hope? Is hope felt, thought or innate? Where would we be in a hopeless world?

Hope, according to the cast of "Project Ensemble," is the little things. It's a new tree planted, a cup of coffee shared between friends. It's a bystander standing up for what they know is right. Hope is the relationships we have with those we love. Hope is honesty, joy grown from sadness, and it is courage in the face of fear. Hope is having faith in the sunrise when all you can see is darkness. Hope is also finding the stars beyond the blanket of night.

The original project looks at the world we currently reside in through the lens of students. Each night will feature a different show with different themes revolving around hope in some way.

To access the shows, go to bataviafineartscentre.org. Tap on the c+f=hope banner and then tap on the video placement screen. You will be directed to sign in with your Google or Facebook account. Once this is completed, you will be ready to view the show.

A Donate to STAGE button is on the right, where one can make a donation to help support the show. Suggested donation is the amount of a regular show ticket ($11 to $14 per person). The show itself is free to stream.

The cast features the following students:

Freshmen LaNiya Friend, Drew Page; sophomores Gemma Cohen, Ashlyn Garrity, Chloe Nelson, Clara Patterson, Maddie Vaja, Ravyn Williuweit; juniors Kayla Giesen, Desert McGarr, Ivan Pynn, Zoe Weeks; seniors Vivien Cohen, Thomas Hougen, Venessa Plourde and Matthew Sierkierski.

The crew includes freshman Milo Samii; sophomores Benjamin Budke; juniors Seth Barter, Anna Hubbard; senior Rudy Mix. The stage manager is senior Lauren Zeilstra, and the assistant stage manager is junior Gabrielle Samii.

The direct is Dominic Cattero."

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