Gillette Community Theatre

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Shirley Jackson’s notorious horror novel is being brought to the Cam-Plex Heritage stage and is directed by Lindee Strandgard and Johnathan Borrego. This scary tale has been adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie

The Story: 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...

Coming this October at the Cam-Plex Heritage Center’s stage!

“The Haunting of Hill House”
Adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie
From the novel by Shirley Jackson

Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service & Broadway Licensing

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast and will be directed by Claudia Urlaub. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

AUDITIONS INFORMATION: Claudia is looking for ages 15 and up for casting in this play. Auditions are being held at the First United Methodist Church (2000 W. Lakeway Road) on October 5 from 7 to 8pm, and October 7 from noon to 1:30pm. But we’re not only looking for actors! 

If you would like to learn how to direct your own play, this is a great opportunity for you to work with Claudia to learn the directing arts. Also, being this is a live radio play, we are also looking for those who would enjoy making the sound effects the audience will both see and hear while the story is told. If you’d like to help build these out or be one of the sound effect techs, please also come out and let us know.

Oh, and if you’re on the fence about acting but this sounds like a fun, this could be your opportunity to shine! This radio play is presented as a reader’s theatre – so there isn’t large amount of lines to memorize. Instead, working with Claudia and her crew, you will learn how to emote more with your voice, create different characterizations, and help tell the story through the timber and pitch of your voice more than overly dramatic movements. 

This is sure to be fun for all, whether you look forward to attending or being a part of this fantastic production. We hope to see you there!

Coming this December 28-30 and performed at the First United Methodist Church!

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