By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer The Hilltop Players’ production of Mary Zimmerman’s “The Secret in the Wings” was… well, it’s still a secret to me.
By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer The Hilltop Players opened the 2018-19 season with “The Miracle Worker,” a play inspired by the relationship of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing leading to the inability to speak, and her teacher and mentor, Annie Sullivan.
By Emily Salvatori, Editor The semester’s theater season opened with the show “18 Victoria” on Feb. 22. The production’s cast, set and technical elements all work together well to tell the story of three siblings in a strained relationship as they deal with the death of their father. As they struggle to reconcile, it is announced that an asteroid will…
By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, I had the opportunity to see the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was performed by the West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players. Instead of just having one cast perform the production, audiences had the opportunity to see two different casts perform it.
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.
By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a part of the original play and recently lost her battle to cancer.
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.
By Daniel Morgan, Editor “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” opened last night at West Liberty University to a sizable, lively crowd. The beloved story about Ebenezer Scrooge was charmingly transferred to the Kelly Theatre stage with ease, and it was well-received by all.
By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer The stage plunged into darkness, and even when the lights were back on, the grim feeling remained. Edgar Allan Poe truly was master of the macabre. The Life of Poe became the main story arc that united three of his works: William Wilson, The Telltale Heart and The Pit and The Pendulum. Adapted by playwright…