Georgia Southern Theatre and Performance presents “The Crucible,” a classic American story of fear, greed, and power written by one of the most noted playwrights of all time, Arthur Miller.
Miller's play uses the dramatic events of the Salem Witch Trials to echo the anti-communist movement of the 1950’s. When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the town of Salem ignites with accusations of witchcraft. The Pulitzer Prize winning play explores how intolerance and religious extremism can tear a community apart.
Georgia Southern students Brook Amos as John Proctor, Bonnie Wilson as Elizabeth Proctor and Anastasia James as Abigail Williams are the lead performers. In their roles, they try to bring the experience of the horrors of what public perception and guilt by association can do to a small town to the audience.
“The Crucible” is the Theatre and Performance's season opener in the Black Box Theatre, inside the Center for Art and Theatre. The play premieres Wednesday and it will run through Oct. 13. Student tickets are $5, faculty and staff tickets are $10 and general admission tickets are $15. Reserve tickets by calling 478-5379 or purchase tickets at the door.