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Towngate to Present Children’s Classic ‘Rumpelstiltskin’

Left to right: Ava Mick, Lyla Litman, Taylor Andrews, McKenna Halicky, Morgan Hamilton, Cameron McCord, Maria McKelvey, Sarah Hamilton, Patrick Ingold, Evan Oslund, Kara Jean Zanes, Clare Seibert, Jana Schodzinski and Will Medovic.

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre continues its children’s theater season with a production of “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin,” the popular fairy tale about greed, magic and the power of belief.

It will be staged for two weekends beginning tonight– Friday through Sunday, Jan. 29-31, and Feb. 5-6.

Adapted by Vera Morris from the classic Brothers Grimm tale, the play tells the story of a miller’s daughter, a magical wizard, a 400-year-old witch, a handsome prince and the ability to spin straw into gold.

Packed with comedy, action and adventure, this imaginative children’s show is fun for all ages.

Dave Henderson directs the production. Cast members include: Ava Mick, Taylor Andrews, Will Medovic, Sarah Hamilton, Maria McKelvey, Morgan Hamilton, Cameron McCord, Patrick Ingold, McKenna Halicky, Kara Jean Zanes, Evan Oslund, Clare Seibert, Jana Schodzinski and Lyla Litman.

Maria McKelvey as Griselda and Sarah Hamilton as Rumpelstiltskin in Towngate Theatre’s production of “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin.”

Purchase tickets at www.oionline.com or by calling the Stifel Fine Arts Center at 304-242-7700. No seats will be sold at the door.

Towngate’s box office opens one hour before all shows and can be reached at 304-233-4257. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines are in effect.

The show is part of Oglebay Institute’s Children’s Theatre Season, which is sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

Part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District. Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of Wheeling, the Upper Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage.

Dozens of theatrical performances, ballets, concerts, films, exhibits, classes and more take place year-round.

Cameron McCord as Laura and Patrick Ingold as Prince Tom Patrick in Towngate Theatre’s production of “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin.”

Evan Oslund as the Prime Minister and Clare Seibert as the Jester in Towngate Theatre’s production of “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin.”

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