Theater is 'like a family'

August 29, 2003

Old Opera House in Charles Town, W.Va., is celebrating its 30th anniversary season.

Steve Brewer, the community theater's new managing and artistic director, has been on board since July, arriving with 20 years of community theater experience.

He says he immediately felt welcome in the OOH group.

"It's like a family," he says.

For the past three years, Old Opera House has hosted the New Voice Play Festival, a competition and production of new plays.

The fall season in the brick playhouse that dates back to the 1890s will feature the following:

  • "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller

    8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2

  • "Annie," by Charles Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin

    8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 13 and 14


204 N. George St.
Charles Town, W.Va.

Tickets for "The Crucible" cost $12.

Tickets for "Annie" cost $14 for adults, $12 for matinees and $10 for Thursday performances.

Student tickets (ages 13 to 18 or college identification) cost $7; tickets for ages 12 and younger cost $5. Children 5 and younger are not encouraged to attend.

For information, call 1-304-725-4420 or 1-888-900-7469, or go to on the Web.

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