|The Crucible will run from Nov. 14-23.|
|The Crucible's John Proctor, played by Kevin Gonzales, and Abigail Williams, played by Elizabeth Triplett, shown above.|
From Nov. 14-23, Cal Poly Pomona?s Theatre department will stage Arthur Miller?s Tony award-winning play The Crucible, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Miller has experienced lasting success with The Crucible, his timeless play about the infamous 1692 Salem witch trials. It is a cautionary tale written during the McCarthy era, which was filled with similar fears involving Communism and blacklists.
?It seemed very apropos to honor the great American playwright and celebrate such an auspicious anniversary of the play,? says director Linda Bisesti. ?The similarities today are strikingly similar to the climate of the 1950s: then it was communists, today it is terrorists. We live in a time in which a person risks being labeled unpatriotic if they don?t agree with the administration?s policies.?
The Crucible will be performed at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 20-22, and close with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23. The opening night performance on Nov. 14 includes a reception with cast and crew after the show. The Nov. 20 show will include a panel discussion on ?Witch Hunts and Modern-day McCarthyism? beginning at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices for The Crucible are be $14 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff with identification. Tickets purchased in advance will receive $2 off. For additional information, call the Box Office Hotline at (909) 869-3800.