'The Crucible' opens main stage season Thursday
The Minot State University Program of Theatre Arts is opening its main stage season with "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 20-23) in Aleshire Theater. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 20 to 22) and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 23). Aili Smith, assistant professor of communication arts, will direct this production.
The play takes place in Salem, Mass., in 1692. It recounts the events surrounding the Salem witch trials, a time of paranoia, hysteria and deceit among the Puritan towns of New England. The story focuses on John Proctor, a young farmer, his wife and a servant girl, who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie; the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned.
All MSU faculty, staff and current students get in free with an MSU ID. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858-3172.