Weston High School’s theater group Company is performing Arthur Miller’s period drama The Crucible in November.
Written in 1952, The Crucible is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials, and is also an allegory of McCarthyism and U.S. government black-listing during the 1950s.
The play had personal significance for its author, Arthur Miller, who was convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the House Committee on un-American Activities.
The Crucible subsequently won a Tony award for Best Play and is considered an American classic.
Company’s production is directed by Damian Long and the cast includes Rebecca Borowik, Caroline Cannon, Julia Cohen, Ross Cohen, Bobby Eddy, Steve Friedman, Alex Gallardo, Rachel Glasberg, Samuel Glasberg, Sarah Gruen, Chris Hamilton, Ariane Hero, Alex Ishin, Maddie Johnson, Emily Koller, Scarlett Machson, Kevin MacWilliams, Sarah Metchick, Krista Nayden, Sam Rosenthal, Jack Seigenthaler, Annabelle Shea, Michael Shipman, and Eliot Witters.
Performances of The Crucible are Friday, Nov. 9, at 8, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 and 8, and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2.
Tickets are available exclusively online at: whs-company.com. Prices are $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The show is perfomed on a ‘‘thrust stage’ where the audience is seated on the stage with the actors.Seating is very limited and advance purchases are recommended.