Is He Dead?
By Mark Twain
Adapted by David Ives
Comedy | April 11 - 26
Everyone knows artists sell more work when they’re dead, but Jean-François Millet gets a little more than he bargains for when his friends hatch a half-brained plot to fake his death and sell his paintings to settle a debt. Sure, now he’s ridiculously wealthy, but living life as your own fake twin sister in 1840s France presents its own set of problems!
By John Logan
Drama | May 16 - 31
No artist wants to be thought of as a sell-out, but that’s exactly the kind of accusation world famous painter Mark Rothko faces from his assistant when he’s commissioned to paint murals for an up-scale restaurant in New York. Everything you think you know about art is questioned in this powerful, engaging drama and winner of six Tony Awards (2010). This play contains strong adult language.
Man of La Mancha
Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical | June 13 - 28
This theatre classic is a musical play-within-a-play retelling of Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel Don Quixote. Join Quixote, Sancho Panza, and Aldonza as they embark on a quest, learning that even the most unlikely among us can achieve “The Impossible Dream.”
Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Comedy | July 17 - August 2
Harry is thrilled to learn that he’s inherited a lot of money — until he hears that in order to receive it he has to accompany his dead uncle on an all-expenses paid “vacation” to Monte Carlo! Still, that’s not a lot of work, until you throw in a vengeful optometrist and his blind sister from Atlantic City, a drunken maid, and some missing diamonds in this madcap musical!
Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Mark St. Germain
Musical | August 28 - September 13
Featuring dozens of hits by Tammy Wynette & George Jones, including favorites “Stand By Your Man” and “D.I.V.O.R.C.E”, this musical biography delves into the life of one of country music’s most famous superstars, including her tumultuous romances.
The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Julius West
Comedy - Drama | October 10 - 18
This timeless theatre classic by powerhouse playwright Anton Chekhov explores what happens when a wealthy landowner must sell her estate to pay off her family’s debts. A rich tale, exploring the futility of wealth and the decline of the upper class in early 20th-century Russia, hearkens to a crisis all-too-familiar in our time, including that of our own beloved Mountain State.
The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful
By Charles Ludlam
Comedy | October 31 - November 15
A revival 16 years in the making, Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer and Music Director Kermit Medsker return to the stage to reprise their innumerable 1998 roles in this satirical romp through all things ridiculous. When Lord Edgar and Lady Enid get mixed up in hunting the werewolf that killed Edgar’s first wife, what they find is a supernatural world much bigger than they imagined — including ghosts, vampires, and mummies!
Babes in Toyland
Music by Victor Herbert
Book & Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Adapted by Kermit Medsker & Cathey Sawyer
Musical | December 5 - 21
A new adaptation created just for GVT, this musical extravaganza weaves together Mother Goose’s famous characters into a beautifully rich Christmas fantasia that’s fun for the whole family. Featuring classic songs including “Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep”, “March of the Toys”, and the title song “Toyland.” Babes in Toyland is the perfect family show to help you and yours gear up for the holidays!
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The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia
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