Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) is preparing to host its first Voices of Appalachia Play Festival. Over 15 local performers will bring to life seven newly written one-act plays, all written by Appalachian playwrights. Jenna Sulecki, artistic associate at GVT, is happy to be bringing stories to the stage that will resonate with the area.
Work for the play festival began in late 2022, when the theatre opened submissions to Appalachian playwrights. Dozens of new plays were submitted before a panel of judges narrowed the selections down to the seven being produced. Plays were selected based on their relevance to the region and the quality of their ability to tell a complete story.
Now entering its 56th season, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, is a mainstay and theatre destination located in Lewisburg. The arts organization has been further recognized as a “West Virginia Jewel of the Hills,” awarded the Living the Dream Service Organization Honor Roll by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, and is a multi-year recipient of Non-Profit Business of the Year. GVT boasts a robust series of year-round programing and educational offers with the goal to enlighten, enrich, and enliven throughout the region.
“Voices of Appalachia” will run for two nights starting Feb. 24, with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general seating and $15 for students and seniors. For more information on tickets, shows, and the organization’s history, visit the theatre’s website: www.gvtheatre.org or call the box office at 304-645-3838.