There is an evil lurking onstage at the Max Bell Theatre and everyone will be a suspect starting this Friday, October 16. That’s when Theatre Calgary opens its production of Arthur Miller’s chilling masterpiece, The Crucible. Set in 1692 during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts, The Crucible tells a disturbing tale of a community that is torn apart by fear.
With Halloween looming, what better way is there to celebrate our annual season of fright than with a Tony Award winning classic that has compelled audiences for decades? Originally presented on the Broadway stage in 1953, playwright Miller's inspiration for The Crucible was actually the American fear of Communism. After all, it was an era that capitalized on fear mongering, similar to the Salem witch trials.
The Crucible promises to be a psychological thriller that will both chill you to the bone, and make you contemplate the story’s relevance and perhaps continued presence in today’s society.
Be prepared for a wicked time at the theatre.
Visit Theatre Calgary's website for more information and tickets.
The Crucible, presented by Theatre Calgary
October 16 - November 8, 2015 at the Max Bell Theatre in the Arts Commons
Directed by R.H. Thomson
Featuring Karl H. Sine, Vanessa Sabourin, Claire Armstrong, Kevin Corey, Chris Enright, Stephen Hair, Brian Jensen, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Haysam Kadri, Terrence Kelly, Duval Lang, Kelly Malcolm, Caitlynne Medrek, Graham Percy, Valerie Planche; and Shakespeare by the Bow alumni Jesse Lynn Anderson, Brianna Johnston, Graham Mothersill and Lennette Randall.