Parcel Players to Stage ‘Sir Not-So-Brave’

Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players will stage “Sir Not-So-Brave,” an original play by Wheeling native Zachary Michael.

It will be staged at 7 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre.

“In Sir Not-So-Brave,” a squire, Joseph, goes on a quest to slay a dragon after the realm’s strongest knight, Sir Gerald, is injured. In return, he will become the new king and marry his one true love, Princess Evelyn. Hilarity ensues, however, as the cast begins to question the logic of the script.

Playwright Zachary Michael is a longtime participant in OI’s visual and performing arts classes and a former Parcel Player. He co-directs the show with fellow OI participant Mikayla Carney.

Rehearsing a scene are cast members, from left, Joel Nau, Jack McFadden, Aidan Kosol, Mike Blanton, Tori Blanton and Vivian Bloomfield.

Cast members include: Taylor Andrews, Afton Aulick, Ben Ashmore, Nataya Bartlett, Mike Blanton, Tori Blanton, Vivian Bloomfield, Juan Dunlap, Patricia Jeffers, David Gaudio, Lliam Gerney, Reese Kefauver, Aidan Kosol, Adam Marquart, Jack McFadden, Joel Nau, Eldana Smith and Dailey Ward.

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Begun more than 50 years ago, the Parcel Players summer theater program offers young people interested in theater a chance to act, direct, design sets, work with costumes, lighting and more while providing fine entertainment to the public. By fostering young talent, Parcel Players ensures the future success of Towngate and community theater in the Ohio Valley.

Rebbeca L. Bench Law Office is the corporate sponsor for the 2018 Parcel Players season.

Tickets for “Sir Not So Brave” are $10 each and are available at the door, at or by calling 304-242-7700.

Part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, Towngate Theatre is located across the street from St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in the historic Centre Market district of Wheeling at 2118 Market St.

Cast members, from left, Lliam Gerney, David Gaudio, Adam Marquart and Nataya Bartlett.