This production of Arthur Miller’s Tony award winning play, THE CRUCIBLE, comes to life on the Foothills stage with 20 actors from the upstate. Performed at Easley Foothills Playhouse in the historic West End Hall, October 17-27th and directed by Anna DeVault (The 39 Steps, Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, The Miracle Worker, Diary of Anne Frank, Much Ado About Nothing), the show features Dave LaPage (BJU’s The Comedy of Errors, Faust) as John Proctor, Elby Bruce (EFP’s Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, Gold Frankensence, Christmas Tree Ornaments and Myrrh, Witness for the Prosecution) as Elizabeth Proctor and Bethany Irwin (CU’s Jane Eyre) as Abigail Williams- creating the three pivitol characters of this drama. Here is the entire cast list…
THE CRUCIBLE, a historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, takes place in a small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The trials begin with a rumor. Some of the village young girls are caught dancing, among other things, in the woods and two of them become ill afterwards. Witchcraft is mentioned as a possible cause and as rumors often do, it grows until out of contol leading to tragic results-but ultimately, this is a story of forgiveness and redemption. A story that lingers in the mind long after the curtain falls.
A 1953 Tony award winner for Best Play, we celebrate its 60th anniversary this year. THE CRUCIBLE evokes a lethal brew of illicit sexuality, fear of the supernatural, and political manipulation, a combination not unfamiliar these days and probably why it contiues to facinate audiences today. THE CRUCIBLE is considered one of the most important dramas of the last century and continues to thrill and affect audiences today.
Production dates are October 17-19th (Thursday-Saturday, 8pm) October 20 (Sunday, 3pm), October 25-26 (Friday-Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, October 27, 3 pm. Tickets are on sale now. www.showtix4u.com or by calling the box office at 864-855-1817. $10 RUSH tickets may be purchased the day of show- while seats last!