ANGRY FIRES BURN WITH ACCUSATION IN ARTHUR MILLER’S “THE CRUCIBLE” AT THE BARN PLAYERS
July 14th through July 30th, 2017
This July the Barn Players bring playwright Arthur Miller’s Tony Award winning drama “The Crucible” to their stage. The setting: Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. When married farmer John Proctor breaks off an affair, his young scorned mistress leads her girlfriends in a pagan ritual against Proctor’s wife. When the rite is discovered, accusations fly. Proctor’s innocent wife is brought to trial and John must now attempt to defend her and avoid being accused of sorcery himself. What terrifying outcome might await them if he fails her? This unforgettable drama of gripping American history also serves as a timely reflection upon our own contemporary society.
“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is being directed by Barn Players veteran David Martin. Leading roles are being taken by Andy Penn, Jessica Franz, Lauren Hambleton, and Phil Howard. The ensemble includes: Camille Breckenridge, Richard Burt, Elise Campagna, Teddi Castillo, Victor Castillo, Charles Christesson, Un Joo Christopher, Emma Cook, Lauren Crane, Valerie Dykes, Maura Graham, Barbara Handy, Dan Heinz, David Innis, Sarah Jeter, Michael Juncker, Sean Leistico, Zoe London, and Scott Shaw. The show is stage managed by D.K. Evenson; assistant direction and set design are by Steven Ansel; lighting design is by Chuck Cline; costume design is by Jennifer Knecht; and properties are by Valerie Martin.
“We view this story as timeless,” says director David Martin. “While the actual events took place in the late 1600’s and the play was written with the shadow of 1950‘s McCarthyism over it, you don’t have to look hard to find persecution, politically motivated accusations, and public character assassination in our world. Our hope is that this show serves as a reminder of the consequences of such actions, while also taking audiences on a voyeuristic ride through one of our country’s most historic black marks.”
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE: “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, presented by the Barn Players. Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Industry Night: Monday, July 24th, 7:30pm. The Barn Players, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS 66202.
TICKETS: Adult tickets are $18; Senior (Age 65+) tickets are $15.00; Group tickets of 10 or more are $12 each; Students (with ID) tickets are $12. You may buy online at: thebarnplayers.org, via phone at 913.432.9100, or at the Barn’s box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.