‘The Crucible’ to be performed by GM Drama Club

Green Mountain Union High School Drama Club this weekend presents “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, which he wrote in the early 1950s during a time of McCarthyism in the United States.

Crucible cover“The Crucible” is considered a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. The story focuses upon 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.

The set was conceived of and constructed by the GMUHS Behind the Scenes class.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 and run about 2 1⁄2 hours. It takes place in the GMUHS auditorium at 716 VT Route 103 S in Chester. There will be a 15-minute intermission, and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $7 for adults, and $15 for a special family rate.

The cast includes Thomas Foster as John Proctor, Maddie Thomas as Abigail Williams, Kaili Osier as Deputy Gov. John Danforth, Megan Spinrad as Elizabeth Proctor, Sam Wood as the Rev. Sam Parris and Daina Ricketts as the Rev. John Hale. Also in the cast are Tessa Bushey, Rachel Spigel, Anna Huckins, Kaili Oster, Kim Schultz, Maddie Harper, Sierra Kehoe, Abel Millay, Mary Thompson, Anileah Buswell, Heather Morse and Rachel Ravlin. Stage hands include Michael Randzio, Molly Verespy, Sadie Wood, Sabrina Pisciotta.

For more info contact Anne Morton at 802-875-2146

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