SM North’s “The Haunting of Hill House” opens Tuesday

SM North students will kick off Halloween week with a theatre thriller.
SM North students will kick off Halloween week with a theatre thriller.

Want to start early on the Halloween week chills? Then head to the SM North presentation of “The Haunting of Hill House,” which starts Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Margaret McClatchey Little Theatre.

SM North Haunting PosterThe play will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. each night. The description of Hill House:
“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

Seven people will enter Hill House as part of an experiment they believe to be safe. However, they will discover far too late that Hill House cannot be defined by science. Hill House was simply born bad.

That should be enough to motivate you to head to Hill House, rather SM North. Tickets are $8 and the theatre department is asking audience members to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Roeland Park Community Center Food Pantry.

Cast members of the play are Tristan Coker, Chelsea Turner, Michael Schley, Dolan Mcnabb, Erica Nickolett, Fuad Turkmani, and Darby Huddleston slowly uncover the evil that powers The Haunting of Hill House.  Stage Mangers are Addison Leitch and Zoie Hill. Danny Lubratovic is the narrator.  Chris Palmer, theatre teacher is the director, and Ben Bartlett, theatre teacher is the technical director.