WVWC’s Department of Theatre hosting guided historical ghost tours Halloween weekend

BUCKHANNON – This Halloween weekend, the West Virginia Wesleyan College Theater Department will be hosting guided historical ghost tours on Wesleyan’s campus. The tours, which are free and open to the public, will be held each night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting on Friday, Oct. 29 and ending Sunday, Oct. 31.

Each tour will last about 20 minutes and will begin at the steps in front of West Virginia Wesleyan’s Chapel. Warm layers are recommended for each night.

Written and directed by Taylor Pugh ‘22, of Glen Jean, West Virginia, each story told within the tour will be based on Wesleyan records and documented encounters.

“In the theatre department here at Wesleyan, we were brainstorming ideas of how to perform and do theatre in the midst of a pandemic,” Pugh said. “Having people outside and distanced seemed the best answer. A ghost tour at Halloween seemed like a great solution! Pair that with the fact that almost everyone who goes to school or works at Wesleyan has a ghost story from campus and you’ve got the makings of a show! I’ve also been interested in exploring the supernatural stories and campus history, so I could tell those stories in a way no one has before.”

In addition to Pugh directing the tours, the cast will include Tiara Stokes ‘22, of Charleston, West Virginia, and Jason Coping-Smith ‘25, of Smithers, West Virginia, as guides and Dominick Gray ‘22, of Belle, West Virginia, and Anna Zurbuch ‘25, of Charleston, West Virginia, as ghosts.

“I’m excited to see people’s reactions to the tour,” she said. “Everything in the script is true and based off of records from the school and documented stories. I learned so much about our school and I hope others will be interested in it as well.”

For more information, contact Tom Schoffler, director and Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at schoffler_t@wvwc.edu.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email

SHOPS & SERVICES

Jess Scott holds her new book, ‘Miss Penelope Thundertoes Changes Her Mind.’ The book is geared for children aged 3 to 8 -- but it’s also for anyone who has a love for pigs.
Member Exclusive

Wesleyan professor pens children’s book, ‘Miss Penelope Thundertoes Changes Her Mind”

BUCKHANNON – Jess Scott, a professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, has penned a children’s book she hopes will keep kids oinking with fun – but really ‘Miss Penelope Thundertoes Changes Her Mind’ is for swine enthusiasts of all ages. […]

Help us reinvent local journalism and unlock unlimited access to every story, every day. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

BUHS Sports

Raising the Jolly Roger With… Evan Coffman

TENNERTON — In continuing to bring you the best sports coverage in Upshur County, the My Buckhannon sports department is pleased to bring you another edition of our weekly exclusive — Raising the Jolly Roger

WVWC Sports

Wesleyan announces 2022 baseball schedule

BUCKHANNON, W.Va.– West Virginia Wesleyan baseball and head coach Lee Bradley released their 2022 schedule this weekend. The ‘Cats are scheduled for 14 home contests at Hank Ellis Field during the 2022 campaign. The Bobcats kick their season off

WVWC Sports

Tolbert scores 19 but Lady ‘Cats fall to D&E, 67-57

ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-10, 1-9) women’s basketball team fell at Davis & Elkins (4-11, 1-9) on Saturday afternoon by a 67-57 score at the McDonnell Center in Elkins, W.Va.. WVWC LeadersCierra Tolbert netted 19

WVWC Sports

‘Cats fall by 11 on the road to Davis & Elkins

ELKINS, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-16, 1-11) men’s basketball team fell to Davis & Elkins (6-9, 4-7) inside the McDonnell Center on Saturday. Braeden McGrew led the Bobcats with 17 points, but the Senators pulled away in

SHOPS & SERVICES

Cable Broadband

$17 million in broadband funding awarded

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today announced the preliminary approval of over $17.4 million in Line Extension Advancement and Development (LEAD) program funds for

Thank you for reading this story. Our sponsors make My Buckhannon possible. Show 'em some love!