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The Crucible

The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Directed by George L. Rametta
Choreographed by Alison Mattiza

Produced by Lauren A. Jarvis
January 12 – February 17, 2018
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
THE CRUCIBLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Using the historical and controversial subject of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible presents an allegory of events from the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950’s. Reason and fact become clouded by irrational fears and the desire to place blame for society’s problems on others. John Proctor, a blunt, out-spoken farmer is the play’s central character. He gets caught up in a conspiracy not even his own strength can control when his ex-lover Abigail throws false accusations on his wife Elizabeth. As Proctor tries to free his wife and prove all others accused of witchcraft innocent, he finds himself accused as well. One man stands in a tug-of-war between God and Satan, pride and damnation, and good and evil. It all leads to a climatic ending in which one lost soul finds peace with himself and realizes the importance of one's own dignity. Miller won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, and The Crucible has gone on to become a classic, regarded as one of the great American dramas.

Character

CAST

Played by
John Proctor ············ Harold Dershimer
Abigail Williams ············ Caitlin Barry
Elizabeth Proctor ············ Jennifer Sperry
Mary Warren ············ Sydney Holliday
Reverend John Hale ············ Brad Halvorsen
Reverend Samuel Parris ············ Daniel Kruger
Deputy-Governor Danforth ············ Stuart James Galbraith
Judge John Hathorne ············ Aaron Merken
Tituba ············ Belinda A. Skinner
Giles Corey ············ Dan Adams
Rebecca Nurse/Martha Corey ············ Lynn Gutstadt
Francis Nurse ············ Lauren A. Jarvis
Thomas Putnam ············ Stanley Brown
Ann Putnam ············ Michele Selin
Ezekiel Cheever ············ Roy T. Okida
Marshal John Willard ············ Jes Selane
Sarah Good ············ Judy Rosenfeld
Betty Parris ············ Brenna Piller
Mercy Lewis ············ Crystal Boyer
Susanna Walcott ············ Fiona Okida
Charity Fowler ············ Allison Cunningham
Margaret Rule ············ Callista Steele
Ruth Putnam ············ Isabella McDaniel
Additional Prologue Dancers ············ Emma Gray
Flo Platt

CAST PICTURES

Arthur Miller's classic drama, The Crucible, deals with the 1692 Salem witch trials, but foreshadows the McCarthy hearings of the 1950's
John Proctor gets caught up in a conspiracy not even his own strength can control when his ex-lover Abigail throws false accusations on his wife Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Proctor bids farewell to her husband, John, and servant, Mary, after being arrested for witchcraft.
Abigail is certain that her love for John will convince him to leave his wife.
Reverends Parris and Hale question John Proctor about his involvement with witchcraft.
Photos by Shari Barrett

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