WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Jan. 6, 2017 — West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players started the New Year out in the spotlight as its production of “Poe: Master of the Macabre” was selected for performance at the Region Two festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in New Jersey recently.
“This regional festival is the gateway to the national KCACTF festival in April. WLU will have a one in eight chance of being selected to perform for a national audience! Please join me in congratulating our wonderful students, staff, and faculty in the Theater program,” said Dr. Matthew D. Harder, interim dean of the College of Arts and Communication.
The eight invited productions were selected from a total of 66 eligible productions from the region. The Poe production was staged in October at WLU’s Kelly Theatre and is a new theatrical adaptation by playwright John Hardy.
The production has two casts – the Edgar cast and the Allan cast which gives more students an opportunity to perform, according to director Michael Aulick, who is theatre director at WLU.
The Edgar Cast includes Jedediah Shook, Callie Carroll, Brady Dunn, Carly Balog, Daniel White and Kobe Wade. The Allan Cast includes Zac Morris, Alex Burdick, Alex Franke, Amanda Tamplen, Alex Gordon, Sarah Lemley and Grant VanCamp.
The festival takes place all week and will wrap up on Jan. 7, allowing the WLU faculty, staff, and students to work hard at their craft, attend master classes and making the entire campus #Topperproud.
Other schools invited to perform include Arcadia University, Community College of Baltimore County, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Montclair State University, Queensborough Community College, Richard Stockton University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Read more coverage on this prestigious theatre event here on broadwayworld.com.
For more information on the Theatre Department, please visit the College of Arts and Communication website or call 304-336-8006. For more information on WLU, please call 1.866.WESTLIB or visit westliberty.edu.