2023-2024 Mainstage Season Series at William Woods opens with Western melodrama “A Penny Saved”  

The Mainstage Season Series is back at William Woods University(WWU), as the University’s drama department will kick off its 2023-2024 schedule with a family-friendly drama set in the Old West entitled “A Penny Saved.” This week’s stage production, suitable for audiences of all ages, will begin with the opening performance on Thursday, September 21 at Dulany Auditorium on the WWU campus.

“A Penny Saved” tells the story of the Widow Rootstock, a poor widow who is besieged by a dastardly villain named Fourberie Blackguard for payment of money that the late Mr. Rootstock borrowed from him (at least that is what he claims). Having no way to pay, Widow Rootstock has no other choice but to turn over the deed to her ranch to Blackguard, but the three Rootstock daughters aren’t willing to give in so easily. The chase is on when young Penny swipes the deed and runs off to “the secret hiding place” with it, while the other witty sisters lead Blackguard astray. With the girls so ably handling Blackguard’s devious attempts, what is the hero, Deputy Dewey Dauntley, to do?

“We are thrilled to kick off another season of entertaining, thought-provoking stage productions here at The Woods,” said Joe Potter, Artistic Director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “Come join us at the theatre for a classic tale of good versus evil set in the Old West with A Penny Saved.”

Performances for A Penny Saved will take place September 21– September 23 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m., all in Dulany Auditorium. Tickets for the production ($8) must be purchased using a credit or debit card at https://www.showtix4u.com. Attendees must have their purchased ticket pulled up on their phone for admittance into the theatre. All seating is now in a general admission format. Other productions for the 2023-2024 academic year will be “Love, Loss And What I Wore” November 16-18, 2023; “The Revolutionists” February 22-24, 2024, and “The Hallelujah Girls,” April 18-20, 2024.