The acclaimed Children’s Reading Series is a beloved BCT program that presents the best of contemporary children’s theater in a creative environment that is accessible to audience members of all ages. Drawing on one of the oldest traditions in theater—“hearing a play”—audience members will experience professional actors bringing engaging stories to life. PLUS free pizza, milk, and cookies!

$8 Children | $12 Adults
Oct 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Dec 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Feb 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm



Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede

February 9 at 2pm

a comedy/adventure by Eric Coble
approximate running time: 50 minutes

When the biggest herd of cattle west of the Mississippi disappears during the worst drought in history, it’s weird!  But when that herd transforms into ghosts, leveling everything in its path…well, now we’re into Pecos Bill tall-tale country!  Young Missy Cougar-Wildcat has always wished she could live an adventure as big as her home state, and when the roughest, rowdiest cowboy of all enters her world, she quickly finds herself up to her braids in a brand new hoot-n-holler legend packed with action, laughs…and the world’s largest prairie dog!

“With one layer of action appealing to kids, the next layer amusing adults, it’s a fast-paced whimsical ride that will electrify imaginations!” – Akron Beacon Journal



FREE Milk and Cookies at every reading, sponsored by ALBERTSONS.
FREE Pizza at every reading, sponsored by PIE HOLE.

How long is each reading?
Not more than 90 minutes, usually with an intermission, and always with cookies and milk!

What are the recommended ages?
The readings are appropriate for children ages 5-18.

Do I need to attend with my child?
Yes, all children 17 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.