Theater in Wheeling: "Althea & Angela" Onstage at Towngate
Contact Number
Address Info
1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

JB3Entertainment Presents “Althea & Angela”

sun20nov6:00 pmsun8:00 pmJB3Entertainment Presents “Althea & Angela”

Event Details

JB3Entertainment presents “Althea & Angela” at 6pm Sunday, November 20 at Towngate Theatre.

About the Play

Written by Todd Olson; Directed by James Blackmon

In 1955 Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton were world-ranked tennis players…yet no one wanted to partner with them in women’s doubles. In fact, few even wanted to talk with them. Post-War America was still very segregated, and the tennis world was still very anti-Semitic. Eight years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in major league baseball, the tennis world lagged behind, clinging to its country club roots.

So, Althea, a black woman from Harlem, and Angela, a Jewish woman from Liverpool, outcasts in two nations, decided to join forces outside their own country – and what happened then made history.

ALTHEA & ANGELA tells the story of their meeting at an exhibition game in New Delhi, pairing up, and winning the French Open and Wimbledon – the first Grand Slam events that any African American – male or female – had ever accomplished. It also tells the story of the unlikely events that occurred 40 years later, when one fell upon destitute times…and the other saved her life by a mass appeal to the tennis world.

**Content Warning – “ALTHEA & ANGELA” contains racist language**

For more information on the play, visit

Get Tickets

Thanks to support from the Friends of Towngate, tickets are just $8.

Purchase tickets online, by calling 304-242-7700, or at the door, if available.

Experience the magic of art onstage…

Towngate is the premiere venue for community theater in Wheeling. Enjoy an intimate theater experience. Marvel at and applaud the talent of local actors. Experience a variety of though-provoking, heartwarming, comedic and historically significant works from renowned playwrights and talented newcomers. When watching a stage production, you are transported into a different world. Escape from reality and feel the energy created by sharing an intimate space with actors and fellow theatergoers. Live action happens right before your eyes. There’s no app for that!  Furthermore, theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, bring your family and friends and meet new friends, too. And, most importantly, support your local actors, directors, stage managers, set and costume designers. They spend months working to bring characters and stories to life. Their efforts produce amazing art time and time again.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.


November 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Other Events

Get Directions

Skip to content