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West Virginia Public Theatre to Present Two Shows this Summer in Revamped Season

MORGANTOWN — Audiences can laugh along with a musical comedy and tear up with a Shakespearean tragedy this summer when West Virginia Public Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

The season has been halved from last summer’s four shows and other changes also have taken place, including an alliance with West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts, in an effort to get the struggling theater company back on its feet.

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WV Public Theatre Partners with WVU

West Virginia Public Theatre is partnering with West Virginia University to produce two shows this summer. 

WV Public Theatre has experienced financial troubles over the last few years, but new Board President Paul Kreider, the dean of WVU's College of Creative Arts, said WVU has secured funds to help pay off some of the theatre’s debt.

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