West Virginia-based playwright and director Lawrence Burgess is back with a new courtroom drama mixed with a hint of the supernatural. In 2021 West Virginia, the death penalty has been enacted into law. Twelve jurors (one is the devil) must decide the fate of the accused, with great new consequences from their decision. One of them has a secret... .......and the end has come! Friday, October 19 at 8pm Saturday, October 20 at 8pm Sunday, October 21 at 3pm Friday, October 26 at 8pm Saturday, October 27 at 8pm Sunday, October 28 at 3pm Wednesday, October 31 at 7pm Admission: $15 general admission; $10 Sundays
The classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 12-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that gives us unique insight into the modern American family. Dates and Times: May 11,12,17,18,19 at 8:00 pm; May 20 at 2:00 pm.
(High Point N.C.) November 30, 2016 – Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original songs from Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens), Rivals brings an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers together to answer the question “Can God really make a difference?” and take the audience on a journey to an infamous music venue where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in. “With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different,” said Michael Tait, lead singer Newsboys. “There’s something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans.”
Come see what transpires when the local African American church is destroyed and they descend upon the white church down the road! "The Eleventh Hour," written by Vain Colby and directed by Thomas Lester is sure to entertain you! This original "Dramedy" is full of down home Gospel music (Musical Director Julie Hurley), great plot lines with lots of laughter, and a message that will leave you wondering why we segregate our worship services.
BIL LEPP – Storyteller - Liar - Comedian - Humorist at the Amphitheater! Get ready to laugh yourself silly…Bil Lepp is a master storyteller and a champion liar. His humorous tales curls the lips on the grumpiest of people. Sure to tickle your funny bone. Laughter begins at 8:00 p.m. at Pipestem Outdoor Amphitheater. This program is FREE and open to the public.
Presented by McArts, Terror of the Tug is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on events in the life of Police Chief Sid Hatfield just after the Matewan Massacre, a notable event in the history of West Virginia and the history of labor relations in the United States. Fee based. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger free.
Written by Brian Friel Performance Dates: March 25, 26, 31; April 1, 2 | 8 PM Curtain Directed by Seret Cole and starring GREGG LOWLEY, TAWNYA DRAKE, MARA MONAGHAN, TRICIA HEIN, ZABRINA EVANS, GRETCHEN ROSS, JOEY ZAVILLA and THOMAS IAN LYALL. Five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.
One Act Festival 2016 - Two nights, 12 playwrights, 10 directors and 25 actors! January 22 and 23, 8 PM Curtain We've selected 12 one acts written by authors from across the country to bring you our 3rd annual One Act Festival. Enjoy an evening of new works and cast your vote at the end of the evening for your top 3 favorites!