By Brad Fairbanks, Performing Arts Department Chair
The cast, crew, and I are very excited to present The Crucible by Arthur Miller, for this years fall play. When writing The Crucible, Miller was inspired by the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. The play focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem witch trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas. I knew I wanted to do a drama this year since the fall plays as of late were comedies. I chose the play after a large number of students showed up for the interest meeting. Because students also study The Crucible in 11th grade English, as well as witchcraft and McCarthyism in history class, junior and senior actors were able to inform the rehearsal process with their prior knowledge. With all this, The Crucible was the perfect fit and audiences will really see this on stage with our incredible actors.
Opening night is Friday, November 18th at 7:30 pm in our Driscoll Auditorium with performances following on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Look forward to seeing you there!!!