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The Stage Company Presents The Crucible

The Stage Company Presents The Crucible

The Stage Company will kick off its thirty-seventh season with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Elyse Pineau will direct, with Jodie Salazar as Assistant Director. Arthur Miller's classic play stands as a timeless cautionary tale about the dangers of irrational fear mongering, theocratic government, and the breakdown of community relations. This production of The Crucible dramatizes the tragic consequences when an imbalance of power across gender, race and social class is fueled by fears that tear apart a community. This intense drama is set, of course, in the context of the Salem witch trials of the seventeenth century, one of a number of dark periods in American history. The play revolves around 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 Crucible is a work of fiction but it illustrates all too well what can transpire when fear and superstition prevail over reason. Miller wrote The Crucible as a searing indictment of the anti-Communist hysteria that gripped the United States during the 1950s, which led to the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. In a case of life imitating art, the HUAC Committee began investigating Miller himself in 1956. The Crucible plays at The Varsity Center, 418 South Ilinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois, on October 12-14 and October 18-21. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. However, all tickets on Thursday, October 18, are $7 for everyone. The box office will be open from 5-7 p.m. October 9-13 and at 1 p.m. on October 14 . The box office will again be open from 5-7 p.m. October 17-20 and at 1 p.m. on October 21. Call (618) 549-5466 to purchase tickets or you can buy tickets any time by visiting https://stagecompany.org/

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  • Date: October 21, 2018 ( 2018-10-21 14:00:00 2018-10-21 16:30:00 America/Chicago The Stage Company Presents The Crucible The Stage Company will kick off its thirty-seventh season with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Elyse Pineau will direct, with Jodie Salazar as Assistant Director. Arthur Miller's classic play stands as a timeless cautionary tale about the dangers of irrational fear mongering, theocratic government, and the breakdown of community relations. This production of The Crucible dramatizes the tragic consequences when an imbalance of power across gender, race and social class is fueled by fears that tear apart a community. This intense drama is set, of course, in the context of the Salem witch trials of the seventeenth century, one of a number of dark periods in American history. The play revolves around 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 Crucible is a work of fiction but it illustrates all too well what can transpire when fear and superstition prevail over reason. Miller wrote The Crucible as a searing indictment of the anti-Communist hysteria that gripped the United States during the 1950s, which led to the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. In a case of life imitating art, the HUAC Committee began investigating Miller himself in 1956. The Crucible plays at The Varsity Center, 418 South Ilinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois, on October 12-14 and October 18-21. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. However, all tickets on Thursday, October 18, are $7 for everyone. The box office will be open from 5-7 p.m. October 9-13 and at 1 p.m. on October 14 . The box office will again be open from 5-7 p.m. October 17-20 and at 1 p.m. on October 21. Call (618) 549-5466 to purchase tickets or you can buy tickets any time by visiting https://stagecompany.org/ The Varsity Center
    418 South Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901
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  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Phone: (618) 549-5466
  • Location: The Varsity Center
    418 South Illinois Avenue
    Carbondale, IL 62901