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Playmakers' 2014-15 Season

The Haunting of Hill House
By F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson
Directed by Melanie Hayno

Oct. 31, Nov. 1; Nov. 7, 8, 9; Nov. 14, 15, 16
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.

Opening night of The Haunting of Hill House is Oct. 31, and we are decorating the lobby to look like a spooky house, offering lots of yummy treats and some scary tricks too, but best of all....we are incllding aCOSTUME CONTEST with prizes for the best three!

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Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, an investigator of supernatural phenomena who has been granted a short lease by the present owner. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. He is joined by three others, all unacquainted, but all having their particular reasons for accepting Dr. Montague's invitation to share his Hill House sojourn. Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences. As they struggle to disguise their mounting fears they are joined by Dr. Montague's wife and a friend, who have come to Hill House for purposes of their own. They too are absorbed by the supernatural, but their approach is via direct communication with the departed spirits—a type of psychic research which is regarded fearfully by Dr. Montague and which, as subsequent events bear out, brings on a crisis in which the evil forces of Hill House are goaded to a new and, for one of those present, fatal fury.

The Cast

Derek Thrush -- Dr Montague
Margaret Lipscomb -- Mrs Montague
Anysia Genre -- Eleanor Vance,
Kate Zenor -- Theodora
Virginia Patecek -- Mrs Dudley
Bill Ruffin -- Luke Sanderson
Mack McGinnis -- Arthur Parker

 

Auditions: Monday, Sept. 8, & Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 P.M.

Casting Needs: 4 women, 3 men, Ages 20's to 50

Characters:
Eleanor Vance - late 20's
Mrs Dudley - 40 or 50ish
Theodora - 50's
Mrs Montague - mid 40-50's
Dr Montague - mid 40-50's
Luke Sanderson - early 30's
Arthur Parker - early 20's - mid 40's

Playmakers, Inc. Theater is supported in party by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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