Cazenovia College Spring Production – The Crucible

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014
Location: 
Catherine Cummings Theatre
Scene from Cazenovia College's 2014 Spring Theatre Production "Crucible"
Cazenovia College’s spring production, The Crucible, will run March 28, 29 and 30 and April 4, 5 and 6 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  The Crucible is a 1953 award-winning play written by the American playwright Arthur Miller.  It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693.
 
David Lowenstein, Cazenovia College’s artist in residence, will direct the cast made up of Cazenovia College students and faculty, as well as several members from the Cazenovia community.  According to Lowenstein, “The play is known by many as a central work in the canon of American drama.”
 
Lowenstein points out that Miller wrote The Crucible as a response to Senator Joe McCarthy's 'Red Scare.'  "He saw parallels to what happened in Salem regarding the mass hysteria whipped up by false accusations and rumor," said Lowenstein, who added, "In order to relate the play to a contemporary audience, we’ve done a bit of ‘gender bending’ casting; some roles usually played by men are being played by women."
 
Cast
Reverend Parris – Sonja Skaleki       
Betty Parris – Kathryn Clark             
Tituba – Michele Lindor                               
Abigail Williams – Christine LaClair
Susanna Wallcott – Desire Rico                    
Mrs. Ann Putnam – Renee Joseph    
Thomas Putnam – Stewart Weisman           
Mercy Lewis – Tiffany Longacre                  
Mary Warren – Cheryl Chapman                 
John Proctor – Jeff Diaz                                 
Rebecca Nurse – Susan Palmer Everly        
Giles Corey – James Tobey               
Reverend John Hale – Robert Louis
Elizabeth Proctor – Brighid Docherty          
Francis Nurse – Rudy Freidberg
Ezekiel Cheever – Tyler Cronk
John Willard – Dante Williams
Judge Hathorn – Patrick Taylor
Deputy-Governor Danforth – Maureen Louis
Sarah Good – Meghan Dillon
Ann Putnam Jr. – Alexandra Miller
Elizabeth Booth – Amber Bacchus
Elizabeth Hubbard – Emily Rahrle

Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children age 12 & under; and $3 for Cazenovia College students.  The Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College is located at 16 Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia, N.Y.  Event tickets will be available at the door before the event, and may also be purchased by calling 315-655-STAR (7827).

For additional details, contact Colleen Prossner, theatre manager, at 315-655-7238 or cprossner@cazenovia.edu.

Photo: (L-R) Sonja Skaleki as Reverend Parris, Kathryn Clark as Betty Williams, Michele Lindor as Tituba, Christine LaClaire as Abigail Williams

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