MARTINSBURG – The Apollo Civic Theater will air the last weekend of “The Uninvited” tonight and throughout the weekend.
According to program director Aubrey Ervin, âThe Uninvitedâ is the first show Apollo has put on since the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 caused shutdowns.
The show will take place tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
âThis is the first show we’ve done at the Apollo since March 2020 and it made our arrival here a bit higher. Coming back after being closed for so long due to COVID was a bit like starting over in some ways. We are delighted to be back doing live theater, âsaid Ervin.
âThe Uninvitedâ follows Pam Fitzgerald, someone looking to escape the demands of life in London. She and her brother Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming home in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea, the Apollo website says.
âWhat I like best about this series are the special effects. I love the way audiences experience a show in what some say is a haunted theater, âsaid Michael Noll, Chairman of the Apollo Board of Directors. âThe suspense starts when a house is bought at a really low price. And why? Because the house is haunted. The suspense builds as the characters smell an evil spirit as the room turns cold, and a crying female voice is heard coming from the nursery and the smell of an exotic scent. In this house 15 years earlier, a murder may or may not have taken place. Is the ghost sympathetic? Villagers tell strange tales of the beautiful Mary Meredith, who once lived in the house, and the striking and unstable Carmel, who posed for a painting that led to its destruction.
The cast includes Ashley Barr, Ryan Bultrowicz, Lauren Hugg, Roger Hulme, Ellie Jones, Sherry Logsdon, Claire Mason, Dustin McQuaid, Tim Sullivan and Gabrielle Tokach.
The action gradually builds up to a truly terrifying climax, in which the ghost is discovered not only real but dangerous. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get a thrill in the audience as the ghost of Apollo adds to experience live theater, âNoll said.
More information can be found, and tickets can be purchased online at www.apollocivictheater.org until 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, after which tickets can only be purchased at the door.
Tickets purchased online will be on hold on the day of the performance when called up at the box office. Tickets cost $ 19.00 for adults, $ 16.00 for seniors and students aged 18-25, and $ 14.00 for youth under 18.