Thriller at the Theatre – Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents ‘Veronica’s Room’

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, presents “Veronica’s Room.” This chilling mystery runs Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $27 for general admission, $24 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information, contact GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
In a gripping psychological thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, students Susan and Larry are invited to the Brabissant Mansion. The care-takers, stricken by Susan’s resemblance to long-dead Veronica Brabissant, persuade her to impersonate Veronica to comfort the last living Brabissant daughter. Trapped in her role, Susan wonders whether she is really Susan at all – or has she been Veronica pretending all along?
“Levin calls it a melodrama but I would call it a psycho-thriller,” said director Kermit Medsker.
Master of suspense Ira Levin is known for stories that keep you on your toes. He also penned the classics The Boys From Brazil, The Stepford Wives and Deathtrap. You can be sure this production will feature the frightening characters and shocking ending that made Levin famous.
“I’m hoping people will see the show more than once, and notice new clues, or see things in a different way the second time around. It’s a ton of fun,” said Alan Ball, who portrays the Man.
Written and staged to keep the audience guessing, this production has twists and turns that will make you question reality.
“This play is going to give people something to think about and a reason to sleep with the light on,” said Jacob Thompson, who portrays the Young Man.
Located in beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg, “America’s Coolest Small Town,” Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is committed to its mission statement to create live, professional quality theatre in West Virginia and, through theatre, to enlighten, enrich, and enliven the life of our region.
Throughout each year, GVT produces first-class theatrical productions featuring professional actors. Additionally, Greenbrier Valley Theatre offers a successful after-school drama program, a summer camp for children and teens, literary readings, live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, special events and musical performances, art appreciation activities, lectures, discussions and workshops.

 

Alan Ball*, Pamela Paul*, Kim Morgan Dean* and Jacob Thompson* rehearsing for GVT’s upcoming thriller “Veronica’s Room.” (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre) *denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association
Alan Ball*, Pamela Paul*, Kim Morgan Dean* and Jacob Thompson* rehearsing for GVT’s upcoming thriller “Veronica’s Room.” (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre) *denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

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