One Day Only
December 03, 2022
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
  • $7.00

Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word at 7pm December 3 in The Gallery at Towngate Theatre!

Women of Wheeling is a three-part spoken word event that includes a featured poet, play readings and an open mic.

Bonnie Thurston is the featured poet December 3 with the theme “Winter.”

Winter is often considered a dying or dead time of year—a cold, colorless season to be “gotten through.” Little wonder many cultures created winter solstice celebrations. This evening’s reading includes some Christmas poems but is more broadly an invitation to explore expansive possibilities in winter’s long night, the realities behind its mask, and “to hear the song/sung in the depths of…/darkness.”

It promises to be an evening of “light in darkness.”

Also, local actors will read selected scenes and monologues of “Shakespeare’s Women.” The evening concludes with an open mic. Those interested in open mic may sign up during intermission.

7pm December 3 at  Towngate Theatre.

Admission is $7. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by Main Street Bank.

About “Women Women of Wheeling” Poetry & Spoken Word

Take a mesmerizing journey with a featured poet. Listen to local actors bring stories to life through theatrical readings from selected plays. Most of all, explore the connections between spoken word and personal expression.

You can discover and develop your own voice, too. After the featured readings, an open mic session closes out the evening. Poets and storytellers, new and experienced, shy and bold, bring their poetry and prose and read aloud to the audience.

Towngate Theatre is more than theater…

Towngate’s Second Season enhances Wheeling’s arts landscape with literary programming, spoken word performances, live music, improvisation and more. Programs often feature works by emerging and/or local authors, playwrights, songwriters, and poets.