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"Up for the Challenge (of Retirement)"

audio documentary by Alyssa André & Cori McDaniel


George Joseph Hillow III was born in Hilton Village, Newport News, Virginia on February 16, but he did not disclose the year. He majored in psychology at Duke University and never had any intention of getting involved in theater. Today, Professor George Hillow—"Prof"—teaches theater and scene design at Christopher Newport University. In fact, CNU dedicated its 2013 musical, “Chicago,” to Prof, as the students so fondly call him. Prof plans to retire in 2014 and enjoy a quiet life with his wife in Newport News. When he talks about retirement, coldness sweeps over him. Maybe it scares him, but he says he’s up for the challenge.

Audio interview with "Prof":