Does NOT occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
February 01, 2020 - February 08, 2020
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Friday: 7:00pm / Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Adults: $12.50
    Children 10 & under: $10.00

Towngate Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel for five performancesJanuary 31, February 1, 2, 7 & 8. Curtain is at 7pm Friday; 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm tale by Sidney Berger, the production closely follows the original tale, complete with wicked enchantress, heroic prince and fair maiden.  A witch takes an infant Rapunzel from her parents and locks her in a tower.  As Rapunzel grows up, she has all the luxuries that money –or witchcraft—can provide; yet, she is unhappy because she is deprived of love and affection.  A handsome prince tries to rescue Rapunzel, and plenty of action, suspense, mayhem and mishaps ensue.

Tickets are $12.50 ($11 OI members) for adults and $10 ($8.50 OI members) for children 10 & under.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

Experience the Magic of Children’s Theater…

Want to boost literacy? Teach your child to imagine the unimaginable? Cultivate curiosity? Go to the theater, and bring your kids.

Plays ignite the imagination and bring stories to life. Words and characters jump from the page to the stage, thus connecting children to the importance of reading.   They learn valuable lessons, too.  Theater teaches skills such as empathy, critical thinking and teamwork.  Kids watch the actors working together onstage. They see that REAL people are behind entertainment and realize performers are not just images on TV or computer screens.  Live action happens right before their eyes. There’s no app for that!  All their senses are engaged “in the moment.”  Nothing can be paused or muted.  Some may even discover the actor, director or writer within themselves.  Most of all, you get to spend quality time as a family.  Theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, gather the kids, go to Towngate and experience the magic of theater together.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

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 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.