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 Mystery of Irma Vep | Castle Hill Players

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Is there such a thing as an old British manor without a spooky history that creeps hauntingly into the present? At Mandacrest the house and its residents, new and old, are plagued by werewolves, vampires, mummies, and the tragic deaths of a boy and his mother. Just when it seems the mystery has been solved, another spectre rises from the dead as a reminder of the evil that lurks on the moors.

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Entertaining Angels | Castle Hill Players

It’s not uncommon for conversation with a loved one to continue after their death, especially if the passing was sudden. But Grace and Bardy have more than loose ends to tie up. It would seem that Bardy’s death laid the stage for the revelation of more than a few secrets from beyond the grave.

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Always a Bridesmaid | Castle Hill Players

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Some decades ago, a group of four best friends promised to be each others’ bridesmaids for better or worse. They didn’t predict, though, how many weddings that would entail over four lifetimes of divorces, abandoned grooms, and even a wedding re-do. Now they gather once again at Laurelton Oaks to give away their goddaughter and relive the memories.

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Things I Know to Be True | Castle Hill Players

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Small towns are known for their quiet, steady atmospheres where not much changes. For the Price Family of Halett Cove, that’s been true for 25 years. But this year everything’s in upheaval from affairs and coming outs to heartbreak and resolved regrets.

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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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Nell Gwynn | Castle Hill Players

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Nell Gwynn is a somewhat infamous name in British theatre history for her risqué lifestyle and connections with King Charles II. Representing the rags-to-riches spirit of Restoration England, Nell had a revolutionising impact on the arts as recognised in this biographical production full of humour and joy for the art of acting.

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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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Biloxi Blues | Castle Hill Players

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Five young men are on their way to make heroes out of themselves as new American soldiers. They have their own goals and motivations for undergoing Army training but they share a fresh naivety about themselves and their place in the world. Biloxi Blues hints at a reconfiguration of American masculinity in a rapidly changing global landscape.

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Leading Ladies | Castle Hill Players

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When down on his luck actor Leo reads about the projected inheritance of missing relatives Max and Steve, he thinks he’s hatched the perfect plan to save his and his acting partner Jack’s career. Little does he know the lengths this job will push their talent as they attempt to trick Great Aunt Florence and win the hands of some beautiful young ladies, as well. Like any Shakespearean farce, Leading Ladies is a classic tale of missing relatives, large inheritances, and sneaky disguises that ends neatly with love and justice.

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