Opening tonight: The Crucible
The show opens tonight! ! Here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith:
“I danced for the devil….” Abigail, The Crucible
This American classic of mass hysteria, witchcraft and redemption remains relevant more than six decades after winning a Tony Award for“Best Play” in 1953.
SJCT’s fall play, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, opens today, October 4 at 7:30 pm on the Whittier stage.
The dramatization of the 17th century Salem witch trials written during the era of McCarthyism examines authoritarianism and its relationship to the fear of the unknown.
Director Susan Williams says she was drawn to the play partly because of its thought-provoking look at repression, written by a man considered by many as the greatest American writer of all time. As Miller himself wrote in the script’s introduction: “It is still impossible for man to organize his social life without repressions, and the balance has yet to be struck between order and freedom.”
Thursday’s opening is a “Pay as You Can” performance. No advance tickets will be sold. There will be festival seating at the door; doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are available for all other performances at www.sjctheatre.org or 378-3210.
The Crucible continues Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm; Sundays, October 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm; and October 11 to 13 at 7:30 pm.
Who’s Who in The Crucible?
Reverend John Hale Scott Mapstead
Judge Hathorne Keith Keyser
Ezekial Cheever Frank Mulcahy
Marshal Herrick Floyd Bourne
Judge Danforth Eric Concord
Tituba Paula Miller
Abigail Williams Amanda Lee Smith
Betty Parris Fiona Small
Ruth Putnam Naomi Boydston
Mary Warren Sarah Clark
Mercy Lewis Grace Castle
Susanna Walcott Joely Loucks
Abigail’s Friend Sarah Weisner
Reverend Parris Bo Turnage
Ann Putnam Shannon Kelley
Thomas Putnam Warren Baehr
John Proctor Daniel Finn
Elizabeth Proctor Deb Langhans
Rebecca Nurse Elizabeth Anderson
Francis Nurse Jack Gibson
Giles Corey John E. Davis
Martha Corey (voice only) Diana Warner
Sarah Good Diana Warner