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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.   As I walked into the Kelly Theater,...

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...

“18 Victoria” showcases talented Hilltop Players

March 2, 2018

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...

Hilltop Players awe audiences with Christmas play

December 13, 2017

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....

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...

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

October 15, 2017

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...

‘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...

Hilltop Players embrace community with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Hilltop Players embrace community with ‘A Christmas Carol’

December 2, 2016

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...

'Poe Master of the Macabre' brings mystery and fear to Kelly Theatre

‘Poe Master of the Macabre’ brings mystery and fear to Kelly Theatre

October 27, 2016

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing WriterThe 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...

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