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Western Reserve Playhouse

Western Reserve Playhouse The Western Reserve Playhouse is a community theatre located in an historic barn in beautiful Bath,

Operating as usual

12/10/2022

Tonight is the night, closing night and closing night of our 2022 Season!

Last night we came close to selling out! You don’t want to miss out tonight!

Our audiences have be filling the barn with laughter and joy! It has been a wonderful way to end the season and bring in the new one!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang and a great night out! Our cast and production team are excellent!

Come and be part of our closing night!

Get tickets on line or at the door! www.thewrp.org

Doors opens at 7:30pm show starts at 8pm

12/09/2022

Will we see you tonight and tomorrow?? The last two chances to see out last 2022 show are this weekend!

Come and see why our barn is filled with laughter!!!!!  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang and is sure to delight!!!

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm…

See you soon.

12/06/2022

There are only 2 more chances to see what audiences are raving about at The Western Reserve Playhouse. This Friday and Saturday at 8pm!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang.

We hope to see you there!

www.thewrp.org

12/05/2022

The long awaited season announcement is HERE! We've been hard at work crafting our biggest events ever. Stay tuned for ticketing information!

12/04/2022

We are excited to share our 2023-2024 Season and events with you tonight at 8pm!

We hope you are as excited as we are to tell everyone!

Braelin had a blast making our video and Dawn, August, out play committee and more are thrilled to finally let you all know…. Might have taken awhile but, worth the wait 🙂

Season Tickets will be available soon!

12/04/2022

Oh yeah... Did you know we have a matinee tomorrow?? Catch this hilarious show before it's too late! 📸 Chris Douglas

12/02/2022

Three show weekend! 🥳 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is our final show of the season - and we are going out with a BANG!

🎟 Do you have your tickets yet?? Grab them before they're gone: https://thewrp.org/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike/ 📸 Photos by Chris Douglas

We hope you consider Harriet over at The Barn as you make your plans for ! All gifts will be used to fund our 2023-2024 ...
11/28/2022

We hope you consider Harriet over at The Barn as you make your plans for ! All gifts will be used to fund our 2023-2024 season.

If you choose not to support to us, please consider donating to another nonprofit theatre as we ALL continue in our unified mission to make an arts-accessible community for everyone 🐔❤️

Use the link below to donate to us directly if you choose -- we have a goal of $5,000 to help cover the cost of our season. Happy gifting!

https://thewrp.org/become-a-wrp-donor/

11/27/2022

Our last 2022 $5 Bucks Staged Reading is today and only for $5.00 Bucks!!! What?!?

Amazing time, fantastic cast and when the actors are laughing you know it is going to be a good time!

Tickets are sold on line or at the door www.thewrp.org

Here is what the show is all about, if you want to know:

Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive, while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor, nervous Prudence, and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

11/22/2022

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note that our office we be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our staff and actors to be with their families.

But, don’t worry we will be back in action for opening weekend for our last MainStage show of the 2022 season, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang this FRIDAY and Saturday at 8pm.

Also this SUNDAY at 2pm is our last $5 Bucks series events of the 2022 Season, Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang.

We have two great events coming to you this weekend! Hope to see you at both!

Happy tech week to Vanya, AND Sonia, AND Masha, and yes, even Spike on this chilly Sunday! Grab your tickets for Friday ...
11/20/2022

Happy tech week to Vanya, AND Sonia, AND Masha, and yes, even Spike on this chilly Sunday! Grab your tickets for Friday before it's too late 🥳 Meet Holly Facer -- her and her talented castmates can't wait to share this show!

Next up in WRP's spotlight is the brilliant Mia Radabaugh! As always she would like to thank her husband for his support...
11/17/2022

Next up in WRP's spotlight is the brilliant Mia Radabaugh! As always she would like to thank her husband for his support, and for continually reminding her she doesn’t suck at this job.

We open November 25th -- let's hear about some of our amazing team! Starting off the WRP spotlight is Cameron Zona who p...
11/16/2022

We open November 25th -- let's hear about some of our amazing team! Starting off the WRP spotlight is Cameron Zona who plays Spike 🎭

Congrats to the cast of The Weir on an amazing closing weekend -- and thus we welcome our next mainstage production, Van...
10/31/2022

Congrats to the cast of The Weir on an amazing closing weekend -- and thus we welcome our next mainstage production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike!

directs this talented cast in Christopher Durang's modern day slice of life comedy. Adult siblings overcome unexpected circumstances with wit and absurdity on the WRP stage, November 25-December 10th!

Tickets available online now!

Come and bear witness to the beauty of humanity with this Irish masterwork, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm! Tickets onlin...
10/26/2022

Come and bear witness to the beauty of humanity with this Irish masterwork, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm! Tickets online or at the door.

As we mourn the loss of our beloved friend, we invite our community to come together and honor the memory of Kevin Josep...
10/20/2022

As we mourn the loss of our beloved friend, we invite our community to come together and honor the memory of Kevin Joseph Kelly at Near West Theatre on Thursday, November 10th from 7:00-10:00pm.

Friends, we have two important dates to share with you as we continue to grieve the loss of our beloved Kevin Kelly.

Thursday, November 10, 7-10 pm, Near West Theatre will host a Celebration of Life for Kevin. All are welcome and we invite the community to come with stories, photos, poems or anything they would like to share their love for Kevin and his impact on their lives. This date has been selected in consultation with Kevin’s family and their availability. We are honored to welcome them. Many of you have reached out to ask how you can be supportive and help. Thank you for your kindness as NWT staff are also processing our own grief and managing time with loved ones. This event will be a potluck. We will share a volunteer form next week where people may sign up to bring food, beverages, plates, etc., and help prep space and break down at the night's end.

Also, we recognize the importance of gathering and sharing space as a community to process, grieve and honor Kevin prior to November 10. Near West Theatre will open our spaces on Sunday, October 23 from 2-4pm where we will circle up, hold vigil, and support one another. All are welcome.

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Kevin Kelly’s passing. For the past 6 years, Kevin has played an integ...
10/19/2022

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Kevin Kelly’s passing. For the past 6 years, Kevin has played an integral role at Western Reserve Playhouse from directing shows to acting on our stage. We will miss him so much.

Kevin, we will continue to bring your legacy of the power of good (TPOG) to all that we do.

The staff here at WRP is processing this terrible loss… however, please know we are here for anyone who might need anything during this time.

10/18/2022

“The Weir” by Conor McPherson. Shows run from October 14th to October 29th, 2022. Tickets are $20.00 Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewrp.org or at the door.

TITLE: The Weir
BY: Conor McPherson
VENUE AND ADDRESS: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268
RUN DATES: October 14th to October 29th, 2022
TIMES OF SHOWS: Fridays and Saturdays 8:00PM – October 23rd, 2022 at 2:00PM
TICKETS: $20.00
BOX OFFICE: 330-620-7314
WEB: thewrp.org

Tag yourself 😂 ..We had a fantastic opening weekend of THE WEIR! Ready to spend a cold October night seeing this spooky ...
10/18/2022

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We had a fantastic opening weekend of THE WEIR! Ready to spend a cold October night seeing this spooky Irish masterpiece by Conor McPherson? Thankfully it's not too late. Get your tickets today 🎃

We were so thrilled to see an equity actor on our stage for the first time this weekend! Our fearless "Jack" was beautif...
10/16/2022

We were so thrilled to see an equity actor on our stage for the first time this weekend! Our fearless "Jack" was beautifully complimented by his extraordinary cast mates. Who will you be coming to support next weekend??

Got plans tonight for spooky season? 🎃 It's not too late to catch m opening performance of THE WEIR at WRP - tickets ava...
10/14/2022

Got plans tonight for spooky season? 🎃 It's not too late to catch m opening performance of THE WEIR at WRP - tickets available online or at the door!

This fierce cast has been hard at work on spooky stories for our October main stage production, and they open THIS FRIDA...
10/13/2022

This fierce cast has been hard at work on spooky stories for our October main stage production, and they open THIS FRIDAY 🎉🎉🎉

Western Reserve Playhouse is so very pleased to present the talented cast of THE WEIR, by Conor McPherson!

Jack - Keith E. Stevens*
Brendan - Brian O. Jackson
Jim - James Elliot Fippin
Finbar - Jasen Smith
Valerie - Victoria Kirgesner-Hunsicker

OPENING THIS FRIDAY:
October 14-29, 2022
Tickets $20.00

For more information please go to WWW.THEWRP.ORG/THE-WEIR

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

We can never thank our Stage Managers enough! Thank you for all that you do for our shows! We are so extremely lucky! Ha...
10/10/2022

We can never thank our Stage Managers enough! Thank you for all that you do for our shows! We are so extremely lucky!

Happy Stage Manager Appreciation Day!

10/08/2022

Part 7 -- as the layers unveil themselves, where do you think the story is going?? Comment below 👇🏼

09/29/2022

Tune in all this week to hear Jim's story from Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, 10/14-10/29!

Ready for the next installment of our FIVE BUCKS series? A Lesson From Aloes is coming up next, on September 18th at 2:0...
09/07/2022

Ready for the next installment of our FIVE BUCKS series? A Lesson From Aloes is coming up next, on September 18th at 2:00PM. Don't miss this talented cast!

A Lesson from Aloes
By: Athol Fugard

September 18, 2022 @ 2PM

Director: Jim Fippin
Stage Manager: Ashley Dyer
Sound: Tom Barnes & Mark Stoffer

CAST:

Piet: John Peters
Gladys: Shani Ferry
Steve: Tom Barnes
Narration & Continuity: Tom Stephan

$5 ticket link in bio!

Ready for the next installment of our FIVE BUCKS series? A Lesson From Aloes is coming up next, on September 18th at 2:0...
09/07/2022

Ready for the next installment of our FIVE BUCKS series? A Lesson From Aloes is coming up next, on September 18th at 2:00PM. Don't miss this talented cast!

https://thewrp.org/a-lesson-from-aloes/

A Lesson from Aloes
By: Athol Fugard

September 18, 2022 @ 2PM

Director: Jim Fippin
Stage Manager: Ashley Dyer
Sound: Tom Barnes & Mark Stoffer

CAST:

Piet: John Peters
Gladys: Shani Ferry
Steve: Tom Barnes
Narration & Continuity: Tom Stephan

$5 tickets at https://thewrp.org/a-lesson-from-aloes/

09/01/2022

You don’t wanna miss The Neverending Story at Western Reserve Playhouse!!

The Neverending Story (Atreyu and the Great Quest) was adapted by David S. Craig and based on the novel by Michael Ende. We run August 26-September 3 – Friday and Saturday’s at 7:30 and Sunday the 28th at 2:00! Tickets $15.00 and can be purchased at the door or reserved online at www.thewrp.org/neverendingstory. We can’t want to see you there!

We are so grateful for your talents and the talents of all who auditioned. Now, we proudly ANNOUNCE the talented cast of...
09/01/2022

We are so grateful for your talents and the talents of all who auditioned. Now, we proudly ANNOUNCE the talented cast of:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang
Directed by Chris Bizub

November 25-26,
December 2-4, 9-10

Tickets Available Online:
https://thewrp.org/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike/

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THE CAST:

Masha - Holly Facer

Sonia - Mia Radabaugh

Vanya - Alex Nine

Nina - Lauren Koleczar

Cassandra - Sarah Price

Spike - Cameron Zona

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Congratulations and we cannot wait to see you all on our stage!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs 3 weekends at The Western Reserve Playhouse November 25-26, December 2-4, and December 9-10.

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT! We are hard at work for The Neverending Story, so if you didn't already know, OUR AMAZING CAST is her...
08/16/2022

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT! We are hard at work for The Neverending Story, so if you didn't already know, OUR AMAZING CAST is here! Thank you to all of those who came out and offered your time and talents to our stage; we sincerely appreciate you.

Tickets Available Online at TheWRP.org

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Andrew Yamokoski - Eribo,Ygramul Part 5, Old Witch, Ensemble

Adam Herrera - Child, Parent, Ensemble

Scarlett Dudley - Bully #3, Ensemble

Ella Bozan - Artax, Ygramul, Maya, Bully #2

Fergus Donnelly - Atreyu, Ensemble

Charli St. Joan - Teacher, Gmork

Carrie Campana - Caretaker, Parent, Child, Uyulala

Mckenna Bird - Urgl, Buffalo #1, Ygramul Part 2 , Wind, Baureo, Vampire, Ensemble

Mia Herrera - Morla, Buffalo #3, Ygramul Part 3, Ensemble

Matthew J Wilks -Father, Parent, Child, Wind, Lir

Lilah Punwani - Vampire / Ensemble

Aiden Mills - Buffalo #2, FALKOR, Ensemble

Charlie Messner - Bastian

Eric Wayne Coulbourne - Bookseller, Elder, Wind Sheerek

Zach Ray - Engywook, Cairon, Wind, Mayestral,Ghost, Ensemble

Clara Edelman - Bully #1, Young Witch, Childlike Empress, Ensemble

Jack Stulak - Nighthob, Ensemble

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The Neverending Story runs at The Western Reserve Playhouse August 26-28, September 2-3 2022 @ 7:30PM

Get your tickets online at theWRP.org today!

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT! The Weir by Connor McPherson!! OUR AMAZING CAST is here! Thank you to all of those who came out and o...
08/14/2022

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT! The Weir by Connor McPherson!! OUR AMAZING CAST is here! Thank you to all of those who came out and offered your time and talents to our stage; we sincerely appreciate you.

Tickets Available Online at TheWRP.org

Directed by August Scarpelli

Assisted Directed by Lauren Koleszar

Stage Managed by Tiffany Bird

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Jack - COMING SOON 😉

Brendan - Brian O. Jackson

Jim - James Elliott Fippin

Finbar - Jasen Smith

Valerie - Victoria Kirgesner


The Weir runs at The Western Reserve Playhouse:

October 14-29th

Don't miss it, and congrats to the cast!

Address

3326 Everett Road
Bath, OH
44286

Opening Hours

Friday 8pm - 10pm
Saturday 8pm - 10pm
Sunday 2pm - 6pm

Telephone

(330) 620-7314

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Mission Statement:

The Western Reserve Playhouse engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions which range from mysteries, musicals, and comedy to new works and children’s productions. We educate and support the next generation of theater artists through our education programs promoting life-long learning to a diverse community and celebrate the essential power of local theater.

History:

The Western Reserve Playhouse began in 1956 as the Bath Community Players, performing in the old Bath village town hall. The current barn theater was acquired in 1966. A small, dedicated group of community players drew audiences from a widespread area of Summit, Medina and Cuyahoga counties. In 2006 WRP grew when it assumed the assets of Phoenix Stage Productions, itself a conglomeration of the Goodyear Community Theater and the Church Street Players. In 2017, it hired its first Artistic Director with the responsibility of re-establishing WRP as a community asset and improving its financial security. Today, Western Reserve Playhouse boasts a 10 production season in addition to its reoccurring summer education camps for children. Western Reserve Playhouse is located at the township lines of Bath and Richfield, Ohio at 3280 Everett Road, Bath Ohio.

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Western Reserve Playhouse turns on the radio for “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December
Here is another fantastic holiday classic with a new twist brought to you from Broadway and offered through Western Reserve Playhouse's friend, ORMACO. Enjoy Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the comfort of your own home.
https://www.onthestage.com/show/ormaco/a-christmas-carol-57204/tickets/5fa56feea6ee86000440749a?v=co
Most Earnestly, Bravo!
Well done, all! 💪🐻💜
Wow! What a great performance! "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is an outstanding and amazing production!! A must see!!!
I attended the musical Little Women with my grandmother last night, and we can't say enough great things about this talented cast, professional theater experience, and exceptional customer service we received from Dawn Sniadak Yamokoski and those involved. Thank you for a wonderful show and evening!! Kaity Poschner was simply outstanding as Jo (I hope you know how talented you are!) and my grandmother adored Tenley who played Amy.
It seems that any show Dave Stebbins and Shelly Palumbo are involved with are a hit! The amount of talent here was just incredible.
Fantastic job everyone!!!
Looking forward to our first visit to the Western Reserve Playhouse.
Going tonight at 8:00. Still some tickets left. Did not see the movie or read the book but it sounds like a good plot! Stev and Cladet
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