The Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Jeanne Leep

Arthur Millerís Tony Award-winning classic "The Crucible" chronicles the notorious Salem witch trials with drama and suspense. Though a historical exploration, this play still holds truth in our contemporary society.

Arthur Miller is considered one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. "The Crucible," written in 1953, is not only one of his most well-known works but also one of the most popular plays in American theatre history.

Through this play, Miller draws parallels to his own time, the McCarthy era, and its rampant fear of communism. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. This thought-provoking play explores the idea of standing up for justice in the face of adversity. What happens when standing up for the truth will get you punished? How can a community thrive when it lives in fear?

Produced by Edgewood College Theatre at Edgewood College's Black Box Theatre, The Stream Building, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison

Performances: November 13-21, 2015

Performance Times:
November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm, & November 21 @ 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $12 General Admission $7 Students & Seniors

Call 608-663-6710 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions

Auditions are to take place Monday September 21st and Tuesday September 22nd from 7-9 pm in the Diane Ballweg Theatre (located in the lower level of The Stream.)

Open to all.
Auditions will consist of readings from the play and various improvisational exercises.
A copy of the script is on reserve at the Oscar Rennebohm library
Roles: 21 total, 10 women and 11 men
Performance Dates are November 12, 13, 14, & 19, 20, 21, 2015