Earth and Sky | Castle Hill Players

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The city can be a brutal place to make a life with shifty characters and crime around every corner. Sara had thought she’d found her ticket out of her poky Chicago apartment in her soulmate David but then David is found shot dead and embroiled in a complicated web of kidnappings, extortion, and drugs. Did Sara’s imagination run away from her or is there someone else to blame?

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde | Castle Hill Players

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic story captured the late 19th-century’s fascination with all things scientific. Suddenly it seemed like man could be more powerful than God. In this adaptation by Noah Smith, the duality of man is freed from the restraints of nature with murderous consequences.

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The Diary of Anne Frank | Castle Hill Players

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For the last three generations or so children have been reading The Diary of a Young Girl as a firsthand account of life in Europe under Hitler’s rule for a young Jewish girl. In the stage adaptation by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, the audience is brought directly into the Frank’s annex for the two years that they were in hiding to see the long hours of boredom, brief respite in holiday celebration, and a brooding fear of discovery underpinning it all.

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Dark Voyager | Castle Hill Players

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On a seemingly ordinary night in 1962, LA gossip columnist Hedda Hopper invites movie stars and rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford for a night of airing dirty laundry, throwing insults, and making a few deals. After lots of drinks and a fine wager from Bette, Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance and the whole night goes off the rails.

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