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‘The Secret in the Wings’ puzzles audiences

December 6, 2018

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. Read More »...

Hilltop Players inspire with ‘The Miracle Worker’

October 27, 2018

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. Read More »...

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

November 28, 2017

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...

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

November 4, 2017

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. Read More »...

Hilltop Players return with ‘As it is in Heaven’

Hilltop Players return with ‘As it is in Heaven’

October 5, 2017

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.  Read More »...

Hilltop Players release 2017-18 season schedule

September 9, 2017

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.  Read More »...

Five summer movies to watch out for

Five summer movies to watch out for

June 21, 2017

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 cl...

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

'Seussical' rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

April 25, 2017

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.  Read More &ra...

‘Hope and Gravity’ provides a unique experience 

February 25, 2017

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 gravi...

‘Hope and Gravity’ coming soon to Kelly Theatre

'Hope and Gravity' coming soon to Kelly Theatre

February 14, 2017

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.  Read More »...

‘Fences’ welcomes audience right through the gate

'Fences' welcomes audience right through the gate

January 3, 2017

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, ...

Top 10 holiday movies to enjoy

Top 10 holiday movies to enjoy

December 21, 2016

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! Rea...

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