The House On The Hill

Cousins Alex and Frankie haven't spoken in ten years since a single devastating moment shattered their lives and families. After a decade of trauma, can a new birth help them heal at last?
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The House On The Hill

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  • Quinn Xavier Hernandez:
    7 Sep. 2018
    It’s not often we see the one character at multiple different ages played by different actors, let alone two. Amy E. Witting uses this rare choice masterfully, integrating her characters’ memories and their development between multiple time periods to show just how deep their scars run. A heartbreakingly haunting piece, THE HOUSE ON THE HILL is stunning! #PlaywrightPlug
  • Jacqueline Goldfinger:
    31 Jul. 2018
    A stunning new work by an incredibly talented writer who understands that the underpinning of any tragedy is the love lost, hope abandoned, and struggle to return to everyday life. The writer creates four deeply compelling characters who make us laugh and cry, feel and question our own relationship to our extended family - what does blood mean? how much loyalty is owed family, especially after an unforgivable betrayal? This writer has provided both the enticing mystery of the event combined with a nuanced and rich understanding of the emotional breakage and rebirth of a soul.
  • Rich Espey:
    29 Jul. 2018
    An extraordinarily affecting play about two women affected differently but in equally devastating ways by a senseless tragedy. The stunning, uplifting ending shows us that it's worth hanging on, no matter what.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Abingdon Theatre Company
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Unicorn Theatre In-Development Reading
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    2016
  • Reading
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    NNPN National New Play Showcase
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    2016
  • Workshop
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    MFA Alumni Playwrights' Workshop at The Kennedy Center co-presented with The National New Play Network (NNPN)
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    2016
  • Commission
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    Atlantic Theater Company LAUNCH
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    2015
  • Workshop
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    SPACE on Ryder Farm
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    2015