Families can treat themselves to an entertaining theater experience by attending Towngate Theatre’s production of “I’m A Celebrity,” a colorful and engaging story about self confidence and self esteem.  Thanks to a generous sponsorship from West Liberty University, admission to the show is free.

This family-friendly production will be staged at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre.

Written Kathryn Schultz Miller and Barry Ingram Miller, this one-act play deals with the serious childhood problem of identity. Harold Dorfmiller is teased and shunned by his classmates. How does he handle the problem? How can his teachers and his parents help him? How can he help himself? Some children retreat into their own lonely little world, and some turn to drugs or violence. Harold turns to the world of his imagination. He pictures himself as a dragon slayer and as a faster-than-anybody truck driver. Finally, a wise teacher helps him learn to make friends. With fast action, constant movement, colorful costumes and props and an engaging story, “I’m A Celebrity” is designed to stimulate the imagination of young audiences.

“I’m A Celebrity” is approximately 45 minutes in length. Children have an opportunity to meet and talk with the cast after the performance.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 304-242-7700 at

This program is made possible through the generous support of the members of the Institute as well as with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.