Parcel Players Stage ‘The Tale of Captin Ficklebeard’

Photos Provided Cast members, from left, Dailey Ward, Mike Blanton, Aidan Kosol and Everett Poole rehearse.

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will stage “The Tale of Captain Ficklebeard” by Zachary Michael at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St.

In this original play, Ficklebeard and his band of pirates go on a quest to find an ancient treasure known as the McGuffin. Along the way, they come across legendary creatures, old friends, old enemies and tons of hijinks.

Cast members for “The Tale of Captain Ficklebeard” include Anna Allman, Taylor Andrews, Afton Aulick, Mike Blanton, Caden Hyde, Patricia Jeffers, Aidan Kosol, Jacob Kuntz, Adam Marquart, Jack McFadden, Joel Nau, Everett Poole, Von Sklavounakis, Ayden Swoyer, Aly Ward and Dailey Ward.

Ruth Ann Scherich is the sponsor for the 2019 Parcel Players season.

Tickets for “The Tale of Captain Ficklebeard” are available at the door, at www.oionline.com or by calling 304-242-7700.

Begun more than 50 years ago, the Parcel Players summer theater program offers young people interested in theater a chance to act, direct, design sets, work with costumes, lighting and other aspects of theatrical production while providing fine entertainment to the public. By fostering young talent, Parcel Players ensures the future success of Towngate and community theater in the Ohio Valley.

Part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, Towngate Theatre is located in the historic Centre Market District of Wheeling.

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