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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WVPT Cancels Holiday Show

West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT) has released its paid staff and cancelled its 21st annual holiday show for financial reasons.

“James and the Giant Peach” was slated to run Saturday, Nov. 28-Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Metropolitan Theatre on High Street.

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Big crowd for WVPT season closer

The West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT) presented a tale as old as time, Disney’s classic version of “Beauty and the Beast,” on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Families began to line up inside the lobby of the Metropolitan Theatre on High Street an hour early in anticipation for the event. The audience was expected to be the largest turnout of the summer, according to WVPT executive director Larry Mabrey.

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