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The Crucible

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Max Lewendel
27th September – 5th October 2019

An imaginative, volatile re-telling of a classic true story, re-told with our turbulent times in mind.

In the tight-knit, Puritan town of Salem, a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be identified, fear and suspicion begin to percolate in the small, isolated community, that something larger, more fearsome, and other worldly may be to blame. Buried secrets and resentments are brought to light and attempts to root out evil lead to finger-pointing, treachery, and betrayal. When everyone is a suspect, sometimes the most dangerous threat to the community may be the community itself.

The author chose the title The Crucible very carefully. There is something about the heat, the intensity, the rigidity of a crucible, separating, combining, and destroying whatever is placed within it.  A “crucible” can also be a test or severe trial, which our central character (John Proctor) is put through long before he’s ever accused of witchcraft.

The community cannot handle the raw femininity of children dancing as they explore the first hints of adulthood, so they latch onto the idea of witchcraft, a patriarchal attempt to keep women in their place.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Max Lewendel

CAST

Betty Parris
Rev. Samuel Parris
Abigail Williams
Susannah Walcott
Ann Putnam
Thomas Putnam
Mercy Lewis
Mary Warren
John Proctor
Rebecca Nurse
Giles Corey
Rev. John Hale
Elizabeth Proctor
Francis Nurse
Judge John Hathorne
George Herrick
Judge George Danforth

CREATIVE TEAM

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Production PHOTOS

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