FEBRUARY 2018 | Volume 164
WHEN EVERYONE IS SUSPECT, THE MOST DANGEROUS THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY MAY BE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF!
The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama. In a tight-knit Puritan town in the late 17th century, a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill, causing panic to percolate. Buried secrets are brought to light, and scapegoating leads to treachery and betrayal.
Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. MFA Director Jessica Anne Nelson puts a 2018 spin on this classic play: “The female characters have been oppressed for so long that rising up against the male-centric theocratic control initiates them to find their power and autonomy.”
Cast: Rebecca Nurse: Natalie Backerman, Abigail: Heidi Damayo, Rev. Hale: Jed Weiss, Rev. Parris: Louis Lin, Mary Warren: Olivia Lang, Elizabeth Proctor: Shona Struthers, Ann Putnam/Marth Corey: Sabrina Vellani, Giles Corey: Daria Banu, John Proctor: Aidan Wright, Judge Hathorne: Tebo Nzeku, Mercy Lewis: Daelyn Lester-Serafini, Betty/Sarah Good: Cassandra Bourchier, Thomas Putnam: Matthew Rhodes, Francis Nurse: Tomas Balli, Susanna Walcott: DrewAnn Carlson, Tituba: Sophia Paskaladis, Herrick: Elizabeth Young, Cheever: Gray Clark, Danforth: Frank Zotter
The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
Directed by MFA Directing Student Jessica Anne Nelson.
March 15 - 31, 2018, no show Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Preview: March 14. Opening Night Reception: March 15; Post-Show Talkback: March 22
SINGLE TICKETS: Adult: $24.50, Seniors: $16.50, Students: $11.50, Youth: $5. VENUE: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd.
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