Charleston Stage Company took the top prize in the West Virginia Community Theatre Festival held in Morgantown on Saturday, November 7. The company’s production of Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger was awarded first place in the festival that took place in the Falbo Theatre in the Creative Arts Center on the campus of West Virginia University. The community theatre festival is an annual event sponsored by the West Virginia Theatre Conference.
Underneath the Lintel is a one-man show about a Dutch librarian who attempts to track down a person who returned a book over 100 years overdue. Joe Miller, a Charleston actor, stars the production directed by Geoffrey Coward. The technical crew consisted of CSC Artistic Director David Wohl and Company Manager Marlette Carter. The group performed a 50 minute version of the one-act play.
The full-length version of Underneath the Lintel is CSC’s second scheduled production of the 2009-10 season and will perform at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre Thursday-Saturday, December 10-12 at 7:30 PM. On-line tickets are available now from the CSC website, www.charlestonstagecompany.com. Regular tickets are $15; student/senior tickets are $10.
Charleston Stage Company will represent West Virginia at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s regional community theatre festival scheduled in March in Lexington, Kentucky. Theatres from ten states in the Southeastern region of the United States will also participate in the SETC festival.