Does NOT occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
March 20, 2020 - March 28, 2020
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00pm / Sunday Matinee: 3:00pm
  • $12.50

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Towngate Theatre presents Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon March 20, 21 & 22 & March 27 & 28. Curtain is at 8pm. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, March 22.

A classic comedy about life, love and growing up, Brighton Beach Memoirs follows almost 15-year-old Eugene Jerome as he grows up in 1937 Brooklyn. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life: formidable mother, overworked father and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

Admission is $12.50/$11 OI members. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by Unified Bank.

Towngate 2019-2020 Main Stage Season:

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”
September 20, 21,22, 27 & 28.

“The Littlest Angel: The Musical”
December 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14

“Brighton Beach Memoirs”
March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

“The Book of Will”
May 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16

Join Us Dinner & Drink After the Sunday Matinee

Enjoy an Irish dinner catered by the Hall of Fame Café and a selection beer and wine following the Sunday, March 22 matinee performance of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Cost is $30 per person.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Towngate, which supports the creative work of the theatre, as well as projects to preserve the historic building.

Experience the magic of art onstage…

Towngate is the premiere venue for community theater in Wheeling.  Enjoy an intimate theater experience. Marvel at and applaud the talent of local actors. Experience a variety of though-provoking, heartwarming, comedic and historically significant works from renowned playwrights and talented newcomers. When watching a stage production, you are transported into a different world. Escape from reality and feel the energy created by sharing an intimate space with actors and fellow theatergoers. Live action happens right before your eyes. There’s no app for that!  Furthermore, theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, bring your family and friends and meet new friends, too. And, most importantly, support your local actors, directors, stage managers, set and costume designers. They spend months working to bring characters and stories to life. Their efforts produce amazing art time and time again.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.