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The Crucible to be performed April 8-18

Posted 04/01/15

The CrucibleThe Fitchburg State University Communications Media and Industrial Technology programs present Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible April 8 through 18 the McKay Complex, 67 Rindge Road. Admission is free.

Miller’s indelible play uses history to teach us about America today. Set in the terrified atmosphere of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible follows the tortured journey of John Proctor, reclusive farmer and repentant adulterer, who is persecuted for his independent beliefs. The pervasive fear and repressed sexual hysteria threatens to swallow his entire life into a maelstrom of terror. The production, featuring a cast of 20 actors, is designed faithful to the period in which it is set, but viewed through a distorted prism. It is directed by Fitchburg State Professor Richard McElvain, a professional actor who will appear in an upcoming Jennifer Lawrence film.

The Crucible will be performed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Thursday, April 9, Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16; 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, Saturday, April 11, Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12. All performances will be in the Wallace Theater for the Performing Arts in the McKay Complex.

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