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‘1863’ show moving to 2013

September 15, 2012
Paul LaPann , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

"1863" is moving to 2013. A lack of male actors-only seven of the 18 needed auditioned-has forced a group to postpone the production of "1863," which was scheduled for Oct. 26-28 at the Smoot Theatre. Producer Charlie Matthews told me Tuesday night he hopes the show, which depicts the importance of Parkersburg residents in the formation of West Virginia in 1863, can appear at the Smoot next April or May. "This will allow us to go out and find more men" for the show, Matthews said. The two female roles have been filled. The play, in the works for four years, was written by Joyce Ancrile based on two of Dave McKain's books. Presenting the show next year would coincide with West Virginia's sesquicentennial celebration.



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