Dancing, chanting, and reciting a witchcraft ritual in the woods at night, Abigail Williams and her friends are caught by Reverend Hale, kicking off a rude awakening of pointing fingers and lying in the Puritan town of Salem. Dark and mysterious, “The Crucible” is coming right in time for the winter season as the CVHS drama department gets ready for its opening night.
The play revolves around conservative Puritan town and is based off of a famous book written by Arthur Miller. After being accused of witchcraft while dancing in the woods, a group of Puritans girls in 1693 Salem, Massachusetts divert suspicion by pointing to others for the cause. A dark path follows as more and more people are put on trial to determine who the true offenders are.
The drama department is hard at work to put on this play.
“The Salem witch trials were an actual event in our history and the play expands on the event by adding a unique story with riveting characters who won’t stop at anything to prove their innocence, even if it means the death of others,” said senior Scott Coleman.
“‘The Crucible’ is an amazing play to read, but is even better to watch. Viewing a play brings emotion and action to the story, and there’s a ton of that in this show. It is dark and tragic, and full of lessons that can still be applied to our world today,” describes junior Alisha Grewal.
Overall the play is a performance not to miss. The play is well rounded and features double roles to maximize students performing in the play. It will be an entertaining show for all to come see.
“The Crucible” will show on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, and 8 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. You can buy tickets at cvcfa.com