Sunday, July 23, 2017

PRINCETON SUMMER THEATER's 48th SEASON CONTINUES WITH ARTHUR MILLER’S “THE CRUCIBLE”

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The Crucible
By Arthur Miller

WHEN: July 27-30 and Aug 3-6, with shows at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A talkback will occur after the evening performances on Friday, July 28th and August 4th with the director, cast and creative team.
WHERE: Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus.
TICKETS: $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees. We also offer partial season subscriptions for only $65 (a 25% discount!), which ensures a reserved seat for three of our four main stage shows this season. 
To order tickets, visit http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205

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 wonderfully diverse works are reflective of the challenges posed to us today by a society divided over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or move in the direction of future progress.

Regarded as a one of the foremost classics 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, 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 Crucible, directed by Nico Krell, will feature:

Christopher Damen
Ben Diamond
Peter Giovine
Alexandra Holden
Robby Keown
Abby Melick
Meagan Raker

The season concludes next month with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama Appropriate.