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The Crucible to Open New Theatre Season

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 starting at 7:30 PM - Sun, Oct 08, 2017 starting at 3:00 PM

Enjoy Arthur Miller's modern adaptation of a classic American drama based on the Salem witch trials 

Parkland College Theatre opens its 2017-2018 show season Sept. 28 with the drama The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

The Crucible by Arthur MillerA modern adaptation of a classic American drama based on the 1692-93 Salem witch trials, The Crucible was written as a reflection on Miller's own harrowing experience with McCarthyism in the 1950s. The Communist "witch hunt" of that era parallels the fear, ignorance and paranoia that prevailed in the witch trials of the 17th century. The play shows that it is heroism in the face of injustice that brings hope and redemption.

Mathew Green directs a cast of campus and community players including Ellison Radek, Kimmy Schofield, Ed Pierce, Karen Hughes, Madelyn Childress, Mindy Smith, Monty Joyce, Jess Schlipf, Dominique Allen, Evan Seggebruch, Carolyn Kodes, Nick Schneider, Preston Roseborough, Laura Alcantara, Philip Meadows, Mitchell Flanagin, Matt Christman, Silvana Bennardo, Lincoln Machula, Angela Schneider and Jarrod Finn.

The Parkland Theatre will be holding a talk-back immediately following the Sept. 28 show. Talk-backs provide audience members an opportunity to chat face-to-face with directors, designers, and cast members.

Performances take place on Parkland Theatre's Second Stage Sept. 28, 29, 30 and October 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 and 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors (65+), $9 for youth 12 and under and $11 for organized groups of 20 or more. Opening night (Sept. 28) is half-price night.

To make reservations, visit www.parkland.edu/theatre or call the show hotline at 217/351-2528.

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