About Us

 

Bryn Athyn Community Theater or BACT (pronounced "BEE-act") is a non-profit corporation established for the following purposes:

  • To present a broad variety of quality entertainment which supports the standards and values of the New Church.
  • To promote growth and interaction between all sectors of the community.
  • To encourage the development of the various skills and interests associated with the performing arts.
  • To promote within the community a greater understanding and appreciation of the performing arts.


BACT has been serving the Philadelphia region with high quality theatrical entertainment since 1981. Staffed entirely by volunteers, BACT presents two major productions a year, a Fall production in October or November, and a Spring production in May or June. Musicals and operettas usually run five performances over two weekends. Straight plays usually run three or four performances over one or two weekends. Our home theater is the fabulous Mitchell Performing Arts Center.

We hope you come audition or see a show sometime. Bryn Athyn is a very friendly church community, and we think you'll like us.

Current Board

Rachel Martin - President
Annalise Settefrati - Vice-President
Erik Martin - Secretary
Claudia Horner - Treasurer
Phoenix Fritch - Web Master
Jennifer Cole - Member-At-Large
David Howell - Member-At-Large
Gregg Swierczynski - Member-At-Large
Kristin Williamson -Member-At-Large

 

Bylaws

A copy of the BACT Bylaws can be downloaded here.

Past shows

Much Ado About Nothing --- 5/18/2018

Decision Height --- 10/7/2017

Outside Mullingar --- 10/6/2017

Selections from Junie B. Jones and Ramona Quimby --- 10/8/2017

The Gondoliers --- 5/19/2017

To Kill A Mockingbird --- 10/1/2016

Dessert Theatre: A Potpourri of Plays & Palate Pleasers --- 5/20/2016

Lost In Yonkers --- 10/17/2015

The Secret Garden --- 6/6/2015

Little Women --- 10/23/2014

Bard in the Borough --- 5/23/2014

The Big Bad Musical --- 10/26/2013

Pirates of Penzance --- 4/26/2013

The Shadow of Thy Wings --- 5/12/2012

Seventeen --- 10/22/2011

Princess Ida --- 5/13/2011

Bryn Athyn's got Talent --- 10/30/2010

All In The Timing --- 5/7/2010

Anne of Green Gables --- 11/5/2009

The Romancers --- 6/6/2009

Twelfth Night --- 10/30/2008

The Sorcerer --- 5/9/2008

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer --- 11/2/2007

Light Fare --- 6/15/2007

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead --- 11/10/2006

The Sound of Music (with Bryn Athyn College) --- 2/3/2006

The Importance of Being Earnest --- 11/12/2005

Barefoot in the Park --- 11/13/2004

The Yeomen of the Guard --- 4/30/2004

The Royal Family --- 10/31/2003

Avalon --- 5/2/2003

The Taming of the Shrew --- 11/9/2002

The King and I (with Omni Productions) --- 1/31/2002

Iolanthe --- 4/19/2001

The Rivals --- 4/5/2000

Flowers for Algernon --- 11/10/1999

Let's Murder Marsha --- 4/16/1999

A Little Princess --- 11/12/1998

1776 --- 4/15/1998

A Christmas Carol --- 11/28/1997

Our Town --- 4/16/1997

The Misanthrope --- 11/13/1996

Steel Magnolias --- 4/24/1996

Cheaper by the Dozen --- 11/8/1995

Fiddler on the Roof --- 4/18/1995

Macbeth --- 11/9/1994

Oklahoma! --- 4/19/1994

The Glass Menagerie --- 11/17/1993

The Hollow --- 3/31/1993

Cherry Orchard --- 11/18/1992

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail --- 4/8/1992

Graceland / After Magritte --- 11/20/1991

Play On! --- 4/24/1991

The Phantom Lady --- 11/14/1990

Night of January 16th --- 4/4/1990

Arms and the Man --- 11/15/1989

Hobson's Choice --- 4/19/1989

Blithe Spirit --- 11/15/1988

West Side Story --- 4/26/1988

Tartuffe --- 11/18/1987

Waiting in the Wings --- 4/1/1987

The Diary of Anne Frank --- 11/19/1986

The Bishop's Candlesticks / Overtones --- 8/29/1986

The Saloonkeeper's Daughter --- 4/16/1986

A Man for All Seasons --- 11/20/1985

The Man Who Came to Dinner --- 4/24/1985

The Mousetrap --- 4/11/1984

The Miracle Worker --- 11/16/1983

Harvey --- 4/27/1983

H.M.S. Pinafore --- 11/10/1982

The Game of Chess / The Travelers --- 4/29/1982

Arsenic and Old Lace --- 9/10/1981