PCCA Board of Directors
2017 Upcoming Events

"Opal's Million Dollar Duck" will be performed at the Smith Creek Playhouse on 1 Friday and 2 Saturdays (Sept.15,16, 23) at 7:00 p.m. and September 17, 24 (both Sundays) at 2:00 p.m. Doors open half an hour before show time. Tickets $7.00 Dates in red are sold out.


The Smith Creek Playhouse is located six miles west of Franklin (WV). Turn at the Courthouse onto Walnut Street, and up Hall's Hill which eventually becomes Smith Creek Road. Turn right again on Hartman Lane.


Reservations for any production at the Smith Creek Playhouse are a must. Call (304) 358-2400. Be sure to leave your call-back number. Tickets for this performance are $7.00. Doors open half an hour before show time. Suitable content for ages 12 and up.



For general information please call (304) 358-2521.



Performance Archive

May 2010 • Popper

September 2009 • Christmas Belles

September 2008 • Dixie Swim Club

April 2008 • Dearly Beloved

September 2007 • Barefoot in the Park

July 2007 • Robin Hood - The Musical

March 2007 • The Boardinghouse



The Pendleton County Committee for the Arts is an organization of dedicated volunteers who work together to provide opportunities for county residents to experience a wide variety of artistic, theatrical, musical and cultural events and activities. The Smith Creek Playhouse is the principal venue for their theatrical productions. Belying its old country church exterior, the theater inside is a comfortable, well-appointed, air-conditioned space seating 100 patrons. Reservations are a must!

The Pendleton County Committee for the Arts also sponsors workshops in crafts and fine arts, presents musical performances, and works with the county's schools to enhance and enrich the curriculum. Anyone interested in participating in the activities of the PCCA or in financially supporting its programs can get more information by calling (304) 358-2521.

"Opal's Million Dollar Duck"

Cast members standing from left to right: Jane Conrad and Jason Smith
and seated from left to right: Kathy Nelson and Charlotte Hoover.

  This season's production is a play by another author that remains similar to the series of the Jones, Hope & Wooten comedies that have been sucessfully staged at the playhouse to sold out audiences for a number of years. "Opal's Million Dollar Duck", written by John Patrick, is about the irrepressible Opal Kronkie who triumphs hilariously over the forces of evil - while remaining blissfully ignorant of what her antagonists are up to. Directed by Rhonda Nash, the play stars our wonderfully talented local actors, Charlotte Hoover, Kathy Nelson, Jason Smith, and Jane Conrad in this delightful, laugh-a-minute farce that begins with a random visit to Opal's "Antique Junque Shop".

Searching for costumes for their next production, Desmond and Queenie, the "stars" of the local summer stock company, happen to drop by "Opal's Antique Junque Shop." While rooting through Opal's treasures they spot a nondescript oil painting; a still life of a dead mallard duck and an apple and by recalling an item in the morning newspaper about an old master painting which has disappeared from the local art museum, suddenly realize that this may be the missing canvas, for which the insurance company is offering a sizable reward. Summoning up all their acting skills, they try to charm Opal into selling the painting for a pittance, but she explains that she plans to give it to her friend, Rosie, as a birthday present, whereupon the plot thickens hilariously. Desmond and Queenie resort to everything from outrageous flattery to knock-out drops as they try to get their hands on the painting.

Pendleton County Arts Council
P. O. Box 814
Franklin, WV 26807

On the web at pendletoncounty.net/pcca