Actors Circle presents ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ at Providence Playhouse

Reading their their lines are, from left, Peter Miles, Rafe Rickard, Kaylah Hopgins, April Holgate, Chris Eibach, Margo Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli. - Submitted photo

SCRANTON — Actors Circle presents the first show of its 38th season, the thriller, “The Haunting of Hill House” by F. Andrew Leslie, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road.

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.” Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess — powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past.

Show dates are Sept. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, $8 students. Reduced prices on Sept. 5 are $8 for general and seniors, $6 for students. For reservations: call 570-342-9707 or email to tickets@actorscircle.com.

Margo L. Azzarelli is director. Cast members are Marnie Azzarelli, Chris Eibach, Kaylah Hodgins, April Holgate, Peter Miles, Susan Parrick, and Rafe Rickard. Katie Von Bergen is stage manager, Justin O’Hearn is assistant stage manager and creating live sound effects back stage for the show. Assisting with the special sound effects is Bernard Ott. Bob Balitski is designing the lighting and Dominick Azzarelli is Set Builder. Jeff Ginsberg is produce. Cathy Rist Strauch is publicist.

Cast of characters are Dr. Montague played by Chris Eibach, of Dunmore; Eleanor Vance played by Marnie Azzarelli, of Scranton; Theodora played by Kaylah Hodgins, of Avoca; Luke Sanderson played by Peter Miles, of Moosic; Mrs. Montague played by April Holgate, of Montrose; Mrs. Dudley played by Susan Parrick, of Falls. Twp.; Arthur Parker played by Rafe Rickard, of Jenkins Twp.

Reading their their lines are, from left, Peter Miles, Rafe Rickard, Kaylah Hopgins, April Holgate, Chris Eibach, Margo Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/web1_ActorsCircle.jpgReading their their lines are, from left, Peter Miles, Rafe Rickard, Kaylah Hopgins, April Holgate, Chris Eibach, Margo Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli. Submitted photo