Cummerford takes top role as John Proctor in Brophy’s ‘Crucible’

Jack McAuslan ’16

Every year actors and actresses come together for the annual fall play.

This year’s play is “The Crucible,-” which takes place in Salem, Mass. and tells the story of the witch trials that took place there during the late 1600s.

Van Cummerford ’14 will star in the production, which will come out Nov. 6.

Cummerford will play the protagonist, a man by the name of John Proctor who is caught in the middle of the Salem Witch Trials.

Cummerford said that his acting career started as a freshman, when he performed in a play called “Up the Down Staircase,” which was about a public school teacher who touched the minds and hearts of her students.

“I figured it would be a fun thing to do and it could be fun, and I stuck with it,” he said.

The Crucible has showings on Nov. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16 in the Black Box Theatre.