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Even more theater at FestivALL

By Staff reports

Read about local plays here.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In addition to the three local productions, there are several other theater performances during FestivALL. They are:

'Oleanna'

The Landmark Players of Sutton will perform David Mamet's "Oleanna" at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St. The intense two-character drama revolves around a power struggle between a university professor on the verge of tenure and a female student who accuses him of sexual harassment.

The play contains strong adult language. Call 304-644-3166 or visit www.festivallcharleston.com.

'The Call of the Wild'

The Barter Players from the venerable Barter Theatre in Abington, Va., will perform "The Call of the Wild" at 5 and 7 p.m. Monday at the Clay Center's Walker Theater. The production is a stage adaptation of Jack London's novel about the life of a dog that is kidnapped and forced into life as a sled dog during the Klondike Gold Rush. It lasts about an hour and is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org. For more on the event, see the Life & Style section in the June 17 Sunday Gazette-Mail.

'Down by the River'

The traveling theater troupe from The Rivers Institute at Indiana's Hanover College brings its educational, family-friendly production about the Ohio River Valley to the Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St., at 3 p.m. June 24. The hour-long production includes history, folklore and science, as well as musical performances and audience participation.

Admission is free. Visit www.festivallcharleston.com.

Location plays

The Charleston Stage Company will perform its site-specific plays Saturday and on June 23. The two winners of the 2011 contest will be performed Saturday at Visions Day Spa, 238 Capitol St. This year's two winners will be performed June 23 in the third-floor children's section of the Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capitol St.

All plays last 10 minutes. Performances both days are at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com.


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