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

may, 2021

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fri07may8:00 pm10:00 pmTowngate Theatre presents "Murderers"8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Towngate Theatre presents Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher May 7-9 & 14-15, 2021. Curtain is at 8pm. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, May 9.

About the Show

Murderers is a trio of comic monologues about revenge, blackmail, sex, money, jealousy and murder.

Performed separately, the tales depict desperate passions, old wounds and cold calculations that intersect in the sun-drenched world of The Riddle Key Luxury Retirement Village in Florida. Each story is a cat-and-mouse mystery featuring culprits who tell how they decided to commit the perfect crime and what tripped them up along the way.

Towngate’s production features veteran actors Cathie Spencer, Vera Barton-Maxwell and Eric T. Dutton.

Admission is $12.50/$11 OI members. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by Unified Bank.

Butch Maxwell directs

Butch Maxwell is the author of more than 50 produced plays, including his one-act Fine, which was selected to be featured in Pittsburgh’s New Works Festival. He has acted in more than 20 Towngate Theatre productions and is a member of the improvisation ensemble the Left of Centre Players. A communications professor at several local colleges, he is also the co-founder/director of Mystery Theatre Unlimited and the new wave tribute band, the M-80s. In 2018, he directed Towngate’s production of August Osage County.

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.


(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700