PST Presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”
IT’S A WITCH HUNT: Princeton Summer Theater cast members Robby Keown and Ben Diamond address a stoic Abby Melick in rehearsal for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Performances will be held at the Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus, July 27-30 and August 3-8. A talkback will occur after the evening performances on July 28 and August 4 with the director, cast, and creative team. (Photo Credit: Princeton Summer Theater)
Princeton Summer Theater’s third show of the 2017 season opens Thursday, July 27 with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Regarded as a classic of American theatre, The Crucible uses the proceedings of the Salem witch trials to examine the manic effects of mass hysteria in society. As an increasing number of upstanding townspeople are accused of witchcraft, Mr. Miller emphasizes the contagious nature of fear and the elusiveness of truth. The 1953 Tony Award-winning play invites us to question the importance of upholding morality in times of hardship.
The season concludes next month with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama Appropriate.
This summer’s season explores the interplay between the past and the present. The characters in each play demonstrate vastly different ways of dealing with their individual histories. All are made stronger through the struggle of facing this adversity. These diverse works are reflective of the challenges posed to us today over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or move in the direction of future progress.
Performances for The Crucible run July 27-30 and August 3-6, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Performances are at the Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus.
A talkback will occur after the evening performances on Friday, July 28 and August 4 with the director, cast, and creative team.
Tickets are $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees. To order tickets, visit www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at (732) 997-0205.