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Parcel Players Stage ‘The Bold, The Young and The Murdered’ in Wheeling

Cast members of the Parcel Players’ production of “The Bold, The Young and The Murdered” include, in front from left, Marin Hedges, Clare Seibert, Ty Schambach and Taylor Broadwater; middle row, from left, Lliam Gerney, David Gaudio, Stephanie Ebarb and Reese Kefauver; and in back, from left, Vivian Bloomfield, Holden Farnsworth, Tori Blanton, Mary Hall and Nataya Bartlett.

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will stage “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” by Don Zolidis at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 10-13, at Towngate Theatre.

The long-running soap opera “The Bold and the Young” is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?

The play is directed by Juan Dunlap.

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 and work with costumes, lighting and more 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.

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

Tickets for “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” are available at the door, at www.oionline.com or by calling 304-242-7700.

Part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, Towngate Theatre is located across the street from St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in the historic Centre Market district of Wheeling at 2118 Market St.

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