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

may, 2020

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fri08may8:00 pm10:00 pmTowngate Theatre presents "The Book of Will"8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Towngate Theatre presents The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson May 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16. Curtain is at 8pm Friday and Saturday. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, May 10.

William Shakespeare wrote some of the world’s most beloved plays – but without his friends, they may have been lost to history. After the death of their friend and mentor, actors Henry Condell and John Heminges set out to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss and laughter and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.

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

Sponsored by Unified Bank.

Towngate 2019-2020 Main Stage Season:

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”
September 20, 21,22, 27 & 28.

“The Littlest Angel: The Musical”
December 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14

“Brighton Beach Memoirs”
March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

“The Book of Will”
May 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16

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