The nonprofit Partners for Theater will present Summit StageFest, a free, one-day outdoor theater festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3, along West Market Street in Highland Square.
The unique event will be the only festival with simultaneous live performances by a wide variety of community theaters in one place on one day, outdoors and free to the public Additionally, entertainers will roam the area.
Booths representing theater groups, other performing arts organizations and vendors will be set up from Portage Path to Casterton Avenue.
The festival is sponsored by Acme Fresh Market and FirstEnergy.
Former judge and Summit Metro Parks Commissioner Jane Bond, a West Akron resident, and an avid fan of live theater, is behind an effort. She recently started Partners for Theater.
The intention is to make Summit StageFest an annual event, but the location could vary.
Volunteers are needed as ushers, Town Criers, greeters, strong people to set up and take down equipment, people to staff information, sales and first aid booths.
Contact Rosemary Reymann, volunteer coordinator, at 330-671-1005 to help. Provide full name, address, email and cell phone number.