Batavianative Hines will portray Dimmitt

Batavia’s Bicentennial Celebration will be filled with music, venders, a parade, fireworks, and live theater. At Batavia’s Bicentennial: A Dramatic Retelling of Our Village’s History.” Batavia Theatre Project is proud to announce Batavia-native Clinton Hines will portray village founder Ezekiel Dimmitt in a free one-man, multimedia presentation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Those attending the Bicentennial celebration are invited to Fire Station No. 12 on East Main Street to see hourly presentations of Batavia’s Bicentennial: A Dramatic Retelling of Our Village’s History. The presentation will be made each hour, on the hour, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Unlike the village founder, who left Kentucky to settle Batavia, Clinton left his home in Batavia to settle in Versailles, Kentucky, where he now lives with his wife and two sons.

Those who want to see more theater during the festival week can bring a chair or blanket to see the Batavia Theatre Project’s free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Sycamore Park on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.