Press, MU ready to poke some fun at state leaders with 'Third House'

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 21, 2008

CHARLESTON -– For the 19th consecutive year, members of the Capitol press corps are teaming up with the Marshall University W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) to bring "The Third House" to the stage.

The event, the school's largest annual fundraiser, will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the West Virginia Cultural Center Auditorium. A catered reception will follow the show. Tickets are $25 and are available from the Governor's Press Office, the President of the Senate's Office, or the SOJMC.

This year's production, "Live from the Archives, Library, Gift Shop and Grill," will feature WQBE's Larry McKay portraying former state Archives and History Director Fred Armstrong combing through "Third House" archives. As he does, the press corps troupe will showcase many best-of-the-best skits and musical satire from previous years.

The production typically pokes a little fun at the expense of state leaders. SOJMC Dean Corley Dennison said this year's production won't disappoint.

"Expect to see some of your old favorites as well as clever new skits from this session," Dennison said. "Several creative people put in a lot of time to make 'Third House' a great success. We appreciate their hard work, energy and cleverness."

"Third House" is organized by the SOJMC Alumni Association. Funds will directly benefit students.

To order tickets from the school or for more information, contact or call (304) 696-2360.

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