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Saturday, January 03, 2015

On Stage in January

   The new year brings a few shows taking the stage in January - here's the rundown:

- Our Town - ARTS presents the classic play by Thornton Wilder at the Renaissance Ballroom Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.  It tells the story of a fictional American small town in the early 1900s through the everyday lives of its citizens

- [glug] - The Lunar Stratagem presents a world premiere Jan. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at Marshall University. Grown-up siblings Herbert and Myrtle (played by Nathan Mohebbi and Nicole Perrone) have lost their trail of breadcrumbs and will go to any lengths to find water. They even raid their own dreams for some trace of their father, a noted scientist who disappeared under mysterious circumstances after revealing that the town’s reservoir had been poisoned. This dance-theater work is a witty, hallucinatory fairy tale for adults. The premiere of [glug] coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Elk River spill on January 9, when, due to leaks in storage containers owned by Freedom Industries, a federal state of emergency was declared in nine West Virginia Counties, including the Culloden area of Cabell.

- Guys and Dolls - Paramount Performing Arts Center presents the touring Broadway production of the beloved musical on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Can Sister Sarah save Sky’s soul? Will Nathan Detroit find a home for his floating craps game? Will Adelaide finally catch her man? Find the answers in hit tunes, from “Luck Be a Lady” to “If I Were a Bell” in the rollicking, Tony Award-winning musical, fresh from its Broadway revival.

- Dancing With Grace - Contemporary Youth Arts Company will present the play, written by Dan Kehde, which depicts the trials and tribulations of a company of actors in rehearsal for a new play in an otherwise occupied theater. The show will be presented Jan. 29 - Feb. 7 at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater at 123 Summers Street in Charleston

- August Osage County Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents the hit drama Jan. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. and 724 Market Street in Parkersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. This play contains adult content and language and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.

- Murder Mysteries - Murder and Merriment present "Murderous Megacon!" Jan. 23 - 24 at the Greenhouse of Teays Valley. Tickets are by Reservation Only:  Call 304-397-6316.

   So get out there and support your community theatre!

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