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Considered to be one of America's finest works, winning the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, The Crucible is to be performed by the Adelaide Theatre Guild at Little Theatre from Saturday 6 August, Tuesday to Saturday 9-13 & 16-20 August 2016, 7.30pm.
Arthur Miller produced his first great success, All My Sons, in 1947 and followed two years later with Death of a Salesman. The Crucible, composed in the early 1950's, is a powerful historical play, set against the background of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692/93.
A small god-fearing Puritan community is struck by an uncontrollable social paranoia caused by the wild allegations of the existence of witches created by a group of teenage girls. The possibility of the existence of witches becomes a real belief. Answers need to be found as to whether the girl's diabolical possession is a malicious deceit, or whether the devil is loose. The madness must be stopped, but who will have the courage to face the devil and face the truth alone?
Drawing on his research of the witch trials, Miller wrote The Crucible during the brief term of Senator Joseph McCarthy's vitriolic anti-Communism fervor during the early years of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union.
The Adelaide Theatre Guild is very excited about this production of The Crucible, being directed by Geoff Brittain and his talented cast and crew, following their receiving two nominations, Best Show Drama, (presented in August 2015) for Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Best Female Performance for Julie Quick, who played Martha, in that production.
Cast: Kim Clark, Zoe Dibb, Cheryl Douglas, Gabi Douglas, David Haviland, Alex King, Kelsey Lampard, Chris Leech, Philip Lineton, Steve Marvanek, Esther Michelsen, Zoe Muller, Stuart Pearce, Ashley Penny, John R. Sabine, Rhoda Sylvester, Ben Todd, Jean Walker and Deborah Walsh.
Why? Opportunity to see one of the greatest dramas of American theatre performed by The Adelaide Theatre Guild under the direction of Geoff Brittain, Winner of Best Show Drama for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (presented in August 2015.)
When:Saturday 6 August, Tuesday to Saturday 9-13 & 16-20 August 2016, 7.30pm
Phone:Group Bookings 10 at concession rate from 8313 5999 only.
Where:Little Theatre, The Cloisters (off Victoria Drive, gate 10), University of Adelaide. Ticket machine in Cloisters parking area. WE RECOMMEND YOU ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING WHEN THERE IS AN EVENT ON AT ADELAIDE OVAL.
Cost:Tickets $28 Full / $23 Concession Group Bookings: 10 at Concession rate NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AVAILABLE. PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE DOOR WITH CASH FOR ALL PERFORMANCES ONCE TRYBOOKING CLOSES (4pm weekday performance)