“It’s been a few years since I was last in a play, so am very glad to be involved again instead of just always in the audience!” Grace Butcher is happy to be back on the Geauga Theater stage in The Haunting of Hill House, a psychological thriller directed by D. Roger Dixon.
The Haunting of Hill House is a suspenseful story, adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, and based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson. Led by Dr. Montague, “psychically receptive” people come together at the evil Hill House mansion in hopes of learning about the house’s supernatural secrets.
“I was surprised and pleased by (director) Roger having us delve into our character’s character, so to speak–so we had to come up with all sorts of ideas about this person and her or his relationship to the others and to the world in general, far beyond just a back-story,” says Grace. A special addition to the show will be a song she recorded, “which I’d written in response to Roger’s character analysis assignment, to be used in this production with spooky modifications to my voice and the melody from an old folk tune.”
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild’s The Haunting of Hill House, sponsored by H & R Block, runs now through November 3rd. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors and students, age 12 and under $8.00. Content not recommended for children under 10. Please call the box office if you have further questions.
The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the website, or call the Box Office at 440-286-2255.