Hill School Debuts Virtual Theater Performances

POTTSTOWN PA – “Jury Trial,” an original play written by Chris McGriff – director of the Center For The Arts at The Hill School in Pottstown – is scheduled to be performed virtually by three alternating casts Thursday through Sunday (May 14-17, 2020) in an online forum. Reserved tickets are available now, here.

More than 30 Hill School students make up the three casts. All have been working hard from their homes, because the school is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each performance of “Jury Trial” is split into two episodes, which will take place live.

Set in the year 2040, “Jury Trial” is described as “a fast-paced, edge-of your seat thriller-mystery. In the future, all criminal cases take place online via a Zoom-like chatroom platform called the ‘Criminal Sentencing Portal’.”

“A terrible crime has been committed, and now a jury must deliberate the case and decide on a verdict while being streamed live to the world. The clock is ticking as they race against time to combat a powerful Artificial Intelligence known as the ONYX! No one is safe, and everyone is a suspect.”

Jury Trial promises is a new kind of theatrical production. It’s rated PG-13 for suspense and mild language.

The casts consist of Meena Ali, Payton Jobson, Eleanor Rice, Geordie Ravara, Colette Liggon, Sela Muto, Holly Perna, Kenechi Tabansi, Greta Haverstick, Grant Lupien, Gaby Henao, Tofe Akinyanmi, Naomi Ude, Andrew Spatarella, Dami Odubona, Bennett Cerullo, Martin Tran, Kendal Thomas, Brianna Hartman, Andreas Haperis, Mary Delan, Parker McQuaid, Benjamin Holladay, Jayden Nyce, Matt McCray, Tabi Mastrangelo, Max Robertson, Samir Khan, and Tommy Simpson.

Graphic from The Hill School