The Crucible, Feb. 23-25

 

 

Whitman presents Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 23-25, at 7 pm in the auditorium. 

 

Tickets are $10 for students/general admission, $15 for adults/general admission, and $20 for all reserved seats. (Reserved seats must be purchased in advance.) Available now at whitmandrama.ticketleap.com or in person from the box office on show nights beginning at 5:30 pm. In addition, general admission tickets will be available outside the cafeteria during both lunch periods beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21. Cash or checks only for in-person sales; credit cards only accepted online.

 

This American theater classic—a semi-fictionalized telling of how accusations of witchcraft consumed a 17th Century Massachusetts town—serves as an allegory to McCarthyism and the U.S. government’s “Red hunt” for communists and communist sympathizers in the 1950s. Parental guidance strongly suggested for those under 13 due to depictions of violence.

 

Because the production includes scenes of domestic abuse, the drama program is collecting monetary and in-kind donations on show nights for the Betty Ann Krahnke Center—a 60-bed shelter in Montgomery County providing refuge for women and children fleeing and recovering from domestic violence, as well as sexual assault and human trafficking. Visit http://www.whitmandrama.com/the-crucible/ for a list of needed items.

 

Go to www.whitmandrama.com to learn more.