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Theatre Deparetment to perform The Haunting of Hill House

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Theatre Deparetment to perform The Haunting of Hill House

By Stephanie Caffall

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Theatre Department is performing The Haunting of Hill House November 17-19, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., with a special Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on November 20. All shows will be performed in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium under the direction of EAC theatre instructor John Rice.

The play, written by Andrew Leslie, is based closely on the novel of the same name by author Shirley Jackson. In it, Hill House is a place of “contained ill will,” a leprous house which can drive its inhabitants to madness, suicide, and worse. No one has lived there for twenty years. The last resident who tried to leave was killed. The only person who will come near the house is Mrs. Dudley, but she will not stay in the house after the sun goes down.

Soon the isolation of Hill House is broken with Mr. Montague, a psysic researcher, who rents the house for the summer. He intends to study the strange forces inside its walls. Three others join his quest to study the house’s supernatural inhabitants. Of the four who enter, only three will be allowed to leave.

Admission price for The Haunting of Hill House is $3 per person. Full-time EAC students and faculty are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling EAC’s Ticket Office at (928) 428-8228.