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Seton Hill University Theatre Presents “Agatha Christie’s The Hollow” November 11 to 19

The Hollow features student performers and technical staff.

November 4, 2016

Seton Hill University Theatre Presents “Agatha Christie’s The Hollow” November 11 to 19

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Agatha Christie’s The Hollow” November 11 to 19 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 11. There will be a talkback with the director and cast following the matinee on Nov. 13. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online at www.setonhill.edu/tickets.

Sir Henry and his eccentric wife Lady Lucy Angkatell have invited friends and family to their country house The Hollow where jealousies explode into murder. The suspects are many and alibis are few. Was it the glamorous movie star, the lover, the wife, one of the cousins, or the hosts who committed the crime? Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny must solve the mystery. Christie weaves her tale with clever calculation and a brisk dose of humor, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

Agatha Christie (1890-1974) remains the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, some of which feature her beloved detectives Hercule Poirot (Murder on the Orient Express, Appointment With Death, Death on the Nile, The Hollow, although he does not appear in the stage version) and Miss Jane Marple (The Murder at the Vicarage, A Pocket Full of Rye, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side). She is also the author of the world’s longest-running play – The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and have been adapted for film and television. Her work has been translated into 44 foreign languages.

Performances: November 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 8 p.m.; Nov. 13: 2 p.m.

The Seton Hill student cast of “Agatha Christe’s The Hollow” includes Sarah Chelli of Lawrence, Pa.; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa.; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa.; DeShaun Herzog of Franklin, Pa.; Maddie Kocur of Oakmont, Pa.; Greg Messmer of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; Cameron Nickel of Bethel Park, Pa.; Paige Overly of North Huntingdon, Pa.; NaTania Parker of Buffalo, N.Y.; Leah Prestogeorge of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Adam Sarp of Latrobe, Pa.; and Bobby Tramontina of South Park, Pa.

The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Kathleen Adler of Springdale, Pa., paint and prop shop crew; Molly Carbone of Allentown, Pa., production shop and electrics crew; Victorious Collymore-Bey of Spring Valley, N.Y., paint and prop shop crew; Sarah Como of South Park, Pa., scene shop staff;Jamie Corbett of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Joshua Daisley of Kittanning, Pa., costume shop crew; Emily Dillinger of Fairchance, Pa., costume shop crew; Ian Denham of Bunola, Pa., costume shop crew and paint and prop shop crew;  Brittany Dilliot,of Arnold, Pa., costume shop crew; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa., costume shop crew; Ashley Filapose of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Tosha Gaumer,of Walnutport, Pa., paint and prop shop crew;  Hallie Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop staff; Jordan Gilbert of West Newton, Pa., scene shop staff; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa., costume shop crew; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa., stage manager and costume shop crew; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa., wardrobe manager and assistant to the costume designer; Amelia Heastings of Bethel Park, Pa., costume shop crew; Zuri Hodge of Verona, Pa., costume shop crew; Jessica Joos of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew and dresser; Hannah Kirschner of North East, Pa., assistant stage manager and costume shop crew; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa., costume shop crew; Jessica Lami of Farmington, Ct., properties master; Julie Lang of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew and dresser; Gwen Little of Mechanicsburg, Pa., costume shop crew; Heather Long of Jeannette, Pa., costume shop crew; Colleen Malley of Trafford, Pa., women’s hair and make up manager; Cody Marsh of Greensburg, Pa., assistant stage manager; Alexis Martin of Granville Summit, Pa., paint and prop shop crew; Isaac Mason of Mount Pleasant, Pa., electrics staff; Jordan Mayers of New Park, Pa., paint and prop shop crew; Kaitlyn Mayers of New Park, Pa., scene shop staff; Elizabeth Miller of Pittsburgh, Pa., costume shop crew; Elaine Montgomery of Trafford, Pa., scene shop staff; LeeAnn Moore of Perkiomenville, Pa., scene shop staff; Hope Marie Moyer of New Alexandria, Pa., paint and prop shop crew; Cameron Nickel of Bethel Park, Pa., production shop and electrics crew; Rhiannon Owen of Nottingham, Md., costume shop crew; Amber Palmer-Riggin of Uniontown, Pa., costume shop crew; NaTania Parker of Buffalo, N.Y., costume shop crew; Lakin Pebley of Everett, Pa., paint and prop shop crew; Taylor Puc of North Huntingdon, Pa., costume shop crew; Josh Reardon of McMurray, Pa., men’s hair and make up manager; Brendan Reed of Drums, Pa., sound board operator and production shop and electrics crew; Kristina Riggans of New Castle, Pa., dramaturg; Adam Sarp,of Latrobe, Pa., costume shop crew; Nikolette Simpson of Charleroi, Pa., electrics staff; Lyn Starr of Pittsburgh, Pa., electrics staff;  Justin Taylor of Bronx, N.Y., production shop and electrics crew and scene shop staff; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa., scene shop staff; Bobby Tramontina of South Park, Pa., production shop and electrics crew; Megan Vichich of Cranberry Township, Pa., costume shop crew and dresser; Trenae Waller of Laurel, Md., production shop and electrics crew; Jacob Westwood of Irwin, Pa., scene shop staff; and Noah Zaken of Pittsburgh, Pa., house manager and production shop and electrics crew.           

The Seton Hill Theatre and Dance production of “Agatha Christie’s The Hollow” is directed by Robert C.T. Steele. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Patricia Barker, costumer; Ken Clothier, assistant professor of theatre, lighting and sound design; Thomas K. Crowley, technical director; Karen Glass, assistant professor of theatre, set design and charge scenic artist; Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre, costume design and costume director; Denise Pullen, associate professor, theatre, dialect coach.

Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa.  The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility.  Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas:  the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.  

Ticket Information:  Single admission tickets are $16.  Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5.  Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13.  Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID).  Groups of six or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment. Order tickets online by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599.  Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.