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Cast, crew of ‘The Crucible’ practice daily for their premier

Photo by Cory Wyman '16 The cast of "The Crucible" rehearses Oct. 23 in the Black Box Theater

By Cory Wyman ’16

The fall play to be featured in the Black Box Theatre this year is “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.

The play will run on Nov. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16.

The cast has been practicing daily, and will continue to practice their roles up to and in-between the shows.

Van Cummerford ’14 stars as the protagonist, Proctor, while Julia Dooley ’16 is featured as the antagonist, Abigail.

Ms. Dorothy Dunnion is running the show as the director producer.

The story “The Crucible” was originally published in 1953 by playwright Arthur Miller, but was later adapted into a film in 1996.

“It was written during the communism scare, and so it’s supposed to show a similar situation,” said Joe Welty ’16.

This story takes place in 1692, in Salem, Mass., during the time of the infamous witch hunts, and has an overall very serious tone, while displaying themes of hysteria and intolerance.

“It’s about false accusations made to protect those who are making those false accusations, to give them power or for greed or for vengeance,” Ms. Dunnion said. “To the beginning of time, people will abuse their power, and probably one of their main methods of getting what they want is to inflict fear on other people.” 

The students involved in the play include: Cummerford, Dooley, Madison Kec ’16, Will Harris ’15, Pat Johnson ’14, Tristan Wood ’14, Karina Bolton ’14, Kyle Bowman ’14, Jeffery Erdely ’14, Sarah White ’16, Welty, Rachel Steinheiser ’17, Aidan Cunningham ’16, George Liddy’14, Makeda Flood ’15, Namour Johnson ’15, Tim Cooney ’14, Kelly Murphy ’15, Mary Kate Martin ’15, Elizabeth Klein ’14 and PJ Brooks ’15.

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