January 25, 2023

WCU Professor Gaining Recognition for Work on One-Man Show about Drug Abuse

Associate Professor of Theatre Charlie DelMarcelle is gaining recognition for his one-man play A Shadow that Broke the Light.Charlie DelMarcelle

Running through January 28 at Philadelphia's Bluver Theatre at the Drake, A Shadow That Broke the Light is a one-man show written and performed by DelMarcelle and features the artwork of activist printmaker Adam DelMarcelle, Charlie DelMarcelle's brother. Over the course of the performance installation, DelMarcelle shares first person accounts collected from the family and friends of victims of the current drug crisis. He also shares his thoughts on the loss of his and Adam’s younger brother to a heroin overdose in 2014.

WHYY Arts Reporter Peter Crimmins covers the story here: https://whyy.org/articles/shadow-that-broke-the-light-play-overdose-deaths-opioid-epidemic-drake-theater/

Tickets can be purchased here: https://theatrephiladelphia.org/whats-on-stage/a-shadow-that-broke-the-light

Charlie DelMarcelle has been working as a professional actor, director, and theatre educator for over twenty years. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he serves as an educational outreach specialist for the Lantern Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, White Box Theatre, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. DelMarcelle is a full-time tenured associate professor at West Chester University where he teaches acting, musical theatre, children’s theatre, and playwrighting. As a performer, DelMarcelle is a multiple Barrymore Award winner, and has appeared at Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Delaware Theatre Company, Inis Nua, Lantern Theater, Azuka Theatre, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Commonwealth Classic Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Act II Playhouse.


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