If you have even a passing interest in live theater or film, this weekend (February 26 & 27) is the best weekend of the winter to be in Shepherdstown, WV. Here’s the lineup:
- The season teaser for the 2011 Contemporary American Theater Festival on Saturday, February 26 at the Studio Theater in Sara Cree Hall on Shepherd University’s campus. CATF regulars Anderson Matthews, Michael Goodwin and John Lescault will be performing vignettes from each of the five plays with talented community members in a fun-filled evening starting with an opening reception at 7:00. Be the first on your block to see what CATF has to offer this year!
- While CATF will be presenting a brand-new play from playwright/actor Sam Shepard this year, the Shepherd University Theater will be presenting a classic Shepard play, Fool For Love, starting this weekend. It focuses on the relationship between Eddie and May, filled with drama and angst – they can’t live with or without each other.
- The Opera House adds another Best Picture nominee, 127 Hours, to the schedule starting Friday. The King’s Speech continues this weekend – we saw it last Sunday and can recommend it highly.
- Last but not least, the Opera House will also be hosting a live broadcast of the Oscar event on the big screen at the movie theater on Sunday, February 27. Walk the red carpet to the live telecast; proceeds will benefit the Shepherd University Relay for Life to be held April 15-16.
While the Inn is full this weekend, Fool for Love runs through March 11 and the Opera House has great movies and/or live music almost every day of the week. Check out our availability during the first two weeks of March, while we continue our winter discounted weekend rate of $35 off any room on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, with no two-night minimum stay required.
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV