CORNING - The Centre Stage Community Theatre recently received a $1,000 grant thanks to Joe Canale and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Canale, a Corning Incorporated employee, nominated Centre Stage to receive one of the 65 $1,000 grants the Foundation is issuing to celebrate its 65th anniversary. The grants are presented to non-profit organizations nominated by Corning employees under the Employee Vibrant Community Grants program.

Centre Stage is a community theater organization based in Corning and committed to providing high quality entertainment. Founded in 2009, Centre Stage has performed 21 full-length plays, one musical, three variety shows, three Golden Age of Radio Shows, and more than a dozen improvisational comedy shows.

“We are an inclusive group and we relish community involvement,” said Canale, who is a member of the theatre group.

Centre Stage Community Theatre will be presenting "I Hate Shakespeare", written by Steph Deferie on Aug. 17-19 at the Elmira Elks Lodge.

This family-friendly comedy is directed by Zach Swasta.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or by making reservations at 962-7872.

Centre Stage is also holding a free children's Summer Theater Camp at the Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27-31.

Contact the Library for more details.

Centre Stage may be booked for customized live Improv shows and the fall production will be "Blythe Spirit".

The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952.

Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism in Corning business locations.