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Clouds Hill

Charles Evered
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Two professors suspect their student of being a terrorist.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male, Multiethnic Cast)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“In CLOUDS HILL, the war on terror storms the ivory tower. Playwright Charles Evered studies the shadow of suspicion as it is cast on a student at a Midwestern liberal arts college. In a post 9/11 world, when the student is of Middle Eastern descent, and his specialty is chemistry, the results can be explosive … Evered has plotted an ideological triangle among Michael, a pushy former military man primed to see threats coming from all sides; Jane, a painfully politically correct professor suspicious of homeland security measures; and Ahmad, a brilliant but mysterious student. One doubt hovers above them all; is Ahmad a terrorist in hiding? Or, is his only sin being a Muslim caught in the net of racial profiling? As the tale unfolds, Evered keeps the atmosphere taut with suspense … Evered isn’t afraid to push our buttons about sexuality, as well as race and religion. The language is often heated, sometimes raw, as conservative and liberal view points each are aired with great fervor … CLOUDS HILL definitely takes the pulse of the country as it is — a place divided by confusion and fear … a work that demands something of the viewer, some thought about the world and examination of self.” —San Jose Mercury News

About the Author


  • Charles Evered

    Charles Evered took his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-Newark and an MFA from Yale University, where he studied with director George Roy Hill. Mr. Evered has won several awards for his writing including The Berrilla Kerr Award, The Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, The Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship, The Bert Linder Fellowship, The Lucas Artist Fellowship and The Crawford Playwriting Award. His plays include: RUNNING FUNNY (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), THE SIZE OF THE WORLD (premiere featured Liev Schreiber), THE SHOREHAM (premiere featured Eric Stoltz), ADOPT A SAILOR (premiere featured Sam Waterston and Eli Wallach,) and CELADINE (premiere featured Amy Irving). Additional plays include: BRIDEWELL, WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS, TEDS HEAD, CLOUDS HILL, TEN, CLASS and LOOKING AGAIN. He has written screenplays and teleplays for studios such as: Universal Pictures, NBC, Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures. His produced film and television credits include an episode of MONK entitled "Mr. Monk and the Leper" for USA Network, starring Tony Shalhoub and co-writing the screenplay for the feature RUNNING FUNNY. Mr. Evered also wrote and directed the feature film ADOPT A SAILOR, starring Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth. ADOPT A SAILOR was an official selection at more than 20 national and international film festivals and premiered on Showtime. His short film VISITING premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. His second feature as a director, A THOUSAND CUTS, starred Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe and was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. It was distributed by Kino Lorber. Mr. Evered's most recent film, OUT, starred Gloria LeRoy and had its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. A new short play, KNOCK KNOCK, premiered in London at Theatre503. Mr. Evered's work has been profiled in The New York Times, BBC World and on NPR, among other outlets. He is a former officer in the United States Navy Reserve, having gained the rank of Lieutenant. In 2010 he formed a production company called Ordinance 14.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/1/2004
Pages 72
ISBN 9780881452570

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by City Lights Theater Company, San Jose CA

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Clouds Hill is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC