Hair-Raising Haunts to be Found at Concord University Theatre

ATHENS, W.Va. – Theatre goers are invited to travel over the dark rolling hills and into the mysterious Hill House, as they discover the evils it holds. Concord University Theatre is presenting The Haunting of Hill House Nov. 6th through Nov. 10th in the H.C. Paul Theatre located in the Fine Arts Center on the Athens campus.

Performances occurring Wednesday-Saturday are at 7 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will be held at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for the general public. All CU students, faculty, and staff are free. Tickets can be reserved through the CU box office by calling 304-384-5101 or emailing Please note that this production is not appropriate for young children.

The Haunting of Hill House, written by F. Andrew Leslie, was adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson. The play follows sweet delicate, Eleanor, who finds herself in a creepy mansion with five strangers for an experiment of sorts. While dealing with the recent loss of her mother, Eleanor tries to remain strong during the duration of the experiment, but Hill House has alternative plans. The Haunting of Hill House is promised to give audiences chills as the house brings its sinister surprises.

The Haunting of Hill House is directed by Concord University’s Theatre Instructor, Karen Vuranch. The lead role, Eleanor, will be played by Brooke King of Ripley, WV, and her ‘partner-in-crime’, Theodora, will be played by Tiffany Dillon, of Shady Spring, WV. Other cast members include, Cameron White, Devin O’Sullivan, Kristen Knight, and Cameron Cook. The special effects crew is made up of Karissa Bowden, Corey Lucas, Hannah Gates, Trevor Darago, Hannah Puckett, and Kirsten Lester.

For additional information please contact Karen Vuranch at or 304-384-5259.

Brooke King of Ripley WV stars as Eleanor Vance in The Haunting of Hill House.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

This press release was written by Concord University student, Trevor Darago.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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