Theater in Wheeling: Towngate is a Cornerstone of Creative Life
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

september, 2021

sun19sep3:00 pm5:00 pmTowngate Theatre presents "Ever After" and "The Strap"3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Towngate Theatre presents Ever After and The Strap, two one-act plays by T.S. Stobart, September 17-19 & 24-25, 2021. Curtain is at 8pm. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, September 19.

Ever After and The Strap are two of 17 one-act plays written by Wheeling native,  the late Tom Stobart.

In Ever After, an older man and younger woman meet at the former’s coffee shop and go from casual acquaintances to inseparable lovers; however, different interpretations as to what love is creates obstacles in their relationship.
This moving and engaging one act has been produced in Wheeling, Canton, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York City and Japan. This will be its debut at Towngate Theatre.

The Strap follows a man and woman’s loving but volatile relationship. The couple has just had dinner and are now on the way to the theatre to see a play. After the woman discovers that the strap of her purse has broken and needs repair, fireworks change the course of the evening. All of the action; the props, the car and the driving of the car are pantomimed in this comedic but thought-provoking play.

Read more about the plays and the playwright here.

Admission is $14 ($12.50 OI members).

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by Unified Bank.

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.


(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700

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