Tag Archives: Drama

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer
 
Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer 

On Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., the West Liberty University Hilltop Players presented five short one act plays. The production was directed by John Hennen and it took place in the chapel.

Hilltop Players return with ‘As it is in Heaven’

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty University Hilltop Players are going to be performing the play “As It Is In Heaven” by Arlene Hutton, on Oct. 5-6 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kelly Theater. 

Hilltop Players release 2017-18 season schedule

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
The theatre season is just beginning here up on the hilltop and the Hilltop Players are getting ready to put on several intriguing shows this school year that will make you laugh, cry and challenge every thought in your mind. 

Five summer movies to watch out for

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve already had Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant and other favorites since classes ended. However, there are still more to look forward to in the next couple of months!

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production will come alive in Kelly Theater April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 3 p.m. 

‘Hope and Gravity’ provides a unique experience 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

“Hope and Gravity” was not what I expected it to be as the Hilltop Players pieced together a story far more interesting than what I had in mind. From beginning to end (or middle to end to beginning?) the cast had me hooked on a funny, serious tale of both hope and gravity, literally and figuratively. 

‘Hope and Gravity’ coming soon to Kelly Theatre

By Greg Calinger, Contributing Writer and Daniel Morgan, Editor

Many theater-fans of West Liberty University are excited for the upcoming play “Hope and Gravity” to hit Kelly Theatre as the Hilltop Players’ first show of the season. 

‘Fences’ welcomes audience right through the gate

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

“Fences,” the new film based on August Wilson’s award-winning play, stars Denzel Washington (who also directs) as Troy Maxson, a black garbage collector dealing with family and personal conflicts in the 1950s. 

Troy was a considerable baseball player in the Negro Leagues, but he hit his prime too soon as black men were still unable to play in the major league. His son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), has the chance to land a college football scholarship, but Troy disapproves because of his own failed dreams. His constant bitterness towards his past is evident throughout the film as he uses baseball terms in everyday conversation, especially when he chastises his son. 

Top 10 holiday movies to enjoy

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

Movies play a very large part in having a great holiday experience. Next to food, gifts, and family time, Christmas movies get all of us in the mood for hot cocoa and buttered popcorn. Here are my favorite top ten Christmas movies to watch this December!