WILMINGTON — Theatre at Wilmington High School is ready to present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” this weekend.
The story is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It focuses on a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft.
The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.
The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, it tells the tale of grudges, fear, and the human condition, while dealing with accusations.
The cast includes: (Betty Parris) Sydney Johnston, (Reverend Samuel Parris) Xavier Disney, (Tituba) Ella Zeigler, (Abigail Williams) Autumn Housh, (Susanna Walcott) Emily Walls, (Mrs. Ann Putnam) Jordan Snarr, (Thomas Putnam) Gabe Weston, (Mercy Lewis) Layna Tippett, (Mary Warren) Melissa Stroebel, (John Proctor) Kade Neu, (Rebecca Nurse) Alana Walker, (Giles Corey) Riley Ibaugh, (Reverend John Hale) Mason Snyder, (Elizabeth Proctor) Aubree Trusty, (Francis Nurse) Noah Sweetman, (Ezekiel Cheever) Dalan Toups, (John Willard) Alexander Zugg, (Judge Hathorne) Rory Bell, (Deputy-Governor Danforth) Zach Davis, (Sarah Good) Chloe Williams, and (Hopkins) Brayden Smith.
”The Crucible” was also the first production Steve Haines directed when the new High School Auditeria opened in 2000-01.
Show dates are Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the WHS Auditeria. All seats are $10 and can be purchased at the door the day of each performance.