Cast members in costume at West Side's recent Birthday Party celebration held on September 9th.
Special Hillside Players Centennial Production
Hillside Players and Christian Formation presented Androcles and the Lion, by George Bernard Shaw, in a readers theater production the last weekend of September, 2012. Proceeds went to the Capital Campaign.
Androcles and the Lion, which shares West Side's anniversary year, is among Shaw's most beloved of absurd light comedies. It tells the story of several Christians facing a horrible death in the Roman Coliseum. Based on Aesop's famous Fable, Shaw gives it his unique twist, incorporating his passionate plea for human rights and the importance of tolerance. Its thought-provoking messages are shared while being very funny. The production is directed by Jean Llewellyn and produced by Jim Koester.
About the Hillside Players
In 2009 the Hillside Players celebrated 50 years of fostering the art of drama through the exploration and interpretation of the Christian view of life. Membership in Hillside Players is open to everyone who wishes to share their creative talents, regardless of age or church affiliation. People are welcome in set design, construction, and décor; lighting and audio design and implementation; costuming; make-up; props; acting, directing, and producing. For more information, contact the church office at 201-652-1966 or email Hillside Players at Hillside@westside.org.
Hillside Players By-Laws [pdf]
Hillside Players: The First 50 Years [pdf]