Towngate presents "How Dog Became Man's Best Friend" Nov. 3
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

november, 2018

sat03nov3:00 pm4:30 pmTowngate Children's Theater presents "How Dog Became Man's Best Friend"3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

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Towngate Children’s Theater presents How Dog Became Man’s Best Friend at 3pm Saturday, November 3.

Dogs have provided protection, companionship and hunting assistance to humans since the days of the earliest settlements. We embrace them as part of our home and human family. But how did this relationship evolve?

With origins in Native American and African folklore, How Dog Became Man’s Best Friend explores this relationship. It’s a delightful tale best described as a “pourquoi” story, (“pourquoi” means “why” in French) a fictional narrative that explains how or why something came to be.

There’s plenty of audience participation. And families stay after the show for a Q & A with the cast.

All tickets are $8. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Experience the Magic of Children’s Theater…

Want to boost literacy? Teach your child to imagine the unimaginable? Cultivate curiosity? Go to the theater, and bring your kids.

Plays ignite the imagination and bring stories to life. Words and characters jump from the page to the stage, thus connecting children to the importance of reading.   They learn valuable lessons, too. Theater teaches skills such as empathy, critical thinking and teamwork. Kids watch the actors working together onstage. They see that REAL people are behind entertainment and realize performers are not just images on TV or computer screens. Live action happens right before their eyes. There’s no app for that! All their senses are engaged “in the moment.” Nothing can be paused or muted.  Some may even discover the actor, director or writer within themselves. Most of all, you get to spend quality time as a family.  Theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, gather the kids, go to Towngate and experience the magic of theater together.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District, 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.


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


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