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

march, 2019

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fri15mar8:00 pm10:30 pmTowngate Theatre presents "The Shaughraun"8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Towngate Theatre presents “The Shaughraun” by Dion Boucicault March 15, 16 & 17 & March 22-23. Curtain is at 8pm. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, March 17.

The story revolves around a wrongly accused convict, Robert Ffolliott, who has escaped from Australia and sneaked back into Ireland. He must escape various melodramatic cliffhangers from those trying to arrest him. He gets some help and comic relief from his faithful friend Conn– The Shaughraun, a fiddling, poaching vagabond who likes his whiskey and tall tales.

“The Shaughraun” is a delightful theatrical romp with a bit of everything. The action includes a jailbreak, fights, romance, double and triple crosses and a very funny wake. Colorful characters include a dastardly villain, a damsel in distress, a handsome hero and a valiant dog that helps save the day. There’s whirling and leaping and some singing and dancing, too.

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

Sponsored by Unified Bank.

Join Us for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Drink (SOLD OUT)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional Irish dinner catered by Ye Olde Alpha and a selection of Irish beer. Ticket price includes dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks. The event takes place from 6-8:30pm following the Sunday, March 17 matinee performance of “The Shaughraun.” Cost is $30 per person.

Menu includes: corned beef, grilled salmon with fresh dill, roasted carrots, grilled cabbage, leek risotto, colcannon potatoes, bread and honey butter.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Towngate, which supports the creative work of the theatre, as well as projects to preserve the historic building.

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 - 10:30 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700