Combat Training at West Liberty Theatre

Shaun Rolly, Pittsburgh based Freelance Fight Director, joined the crew of West Liberty University Hilltop Players’ production of The Tragedy of Macbeth. Shaun brought his year’s of experience to the show in choreographing the fight sequences. The Tragedy of Macbeth runs February 23-24 and 3/1-3 at 7:00pm and 3/4 at 3:00pm and features many WLU students as well as members of the community.  For more information, please call 304.336.8103. TICKETS: $10 – General Admission $5 – WLU Students To make a reservation call 304.336.8277...

WLU Presents “Macbeth”

The West Liberty University Hilltop Players Present Macbeth By William Shakespeare   The Tragedy of Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays because of its tight plot and lyrical poetry.  It is noted for the exceptional simplicity of the plot and the directness of the action. There are no significant subplots to complicate the action, there is little mixing of the form to lighten the dark picture of criminal ambition, only the steady march toward an inevitable catastrophe. This tragedy illustrates the conventional poetic justice that demands the “triumph of the righteous” and the “downfall of the wicked”. TICKETS: $10 – General Admission $5 – WLU Students (with ID) To make a reservation, please call...

A Christmas Carol’s Popularity

By Charles Dickens; Adapted by Israel Horowitz Starring John Hennen as Ebenezer The West Liberty University Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley is proving to be an extremely popular production.  Originally, there were two school time matinees planned but a third was added after the first two were booked within the first week of advertising.  The new matinee sold out (300 seats) in less than a day.  In addition, two months before the play, the Theatre Program had reservations from two touring companies and a large group from Wheeling – reserving over 250 seats for the public performances. The Theatre Program has started to advertise the show and is currently taking reservations for this production that should prove to be a holiday gift to the region.  Anyone interested in bringing their loved ones to this play should call the Box Office immediately and make a reservation before it is too late. Production Dates: December 1-2; 8-10 at 7:30pm December 11 at 3:00pm   For reservations, please call 304.336.8277...

Stop Kiss

By Diana Son After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably – Variety. There’s so much that is vital and exciting about STOP KISS…you want to embrace this young author and cheer her on to other works…the writing on display here is funny and credible…you also will be charmed by its heartfelt characters and up-to-the-minute humor. —NY Daily News. …irresistibly exciting…a sweet, sad, and enchantingly sincere play —NY Times.   October 6-7; 13-15 at 7:30pm October 16 at 3:00pm For reservations, call...

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

By Charles Dickens; Adapted by Israel Horowitz Starring John Hennen as Ebenezer The heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the others needs no introduction.  The adaptation follows the Dickens original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality that enhance and strengthen its timeless virtues.  Singing, dancing, and incredible special effects should make this holiday classic the absolute ‘must-see’ event of the season. A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley is a theater piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences and prepare our hearts and minds for the festivities of the holiday season. December 1-2; 8-10 at 7:30pm December 11 at 3:00pm   For reservations, please call...

A Company of Wayward Saints

By George Herman The company is a commedia dell’ arte group who wander by mistake into the eye of an allegory. They are humanity, wayward saints all, who are far from home and without means. A nobleman may be their salvation if they can put on a good show for him. Surprisingly, the Company chooses to present the history of man, from the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is a fine mosaic of life redeemed by humor and human understanding. Performance Dates: Apr. 7-9 at 7:30pm Apr. 14-16 at 7:30pm Tickets: $10 – General Admission $5 – WLU Student To make a reservation, please call 304.336.8277 For more information, please call 304....