"The Crucible" to Cast a Spell on Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Published : Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 9:21 PM

Witches will be rampant on the hill when The Crucible takes the stage this coming March in the auditorium.

The play, originally performed on Broadway in 1953, was written by Arthur Miller, the author of the play Death of a Salesman, as a criticism of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who blacklisted anyone he suspected of being a communist in the 1950s.

The show takes place during the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s and follows the story of John Proctor as his life is turned upside down by Abigail Williams, a woman he had an affair with. After Proctor breaks Abigail’s heart she seeks revenge and starts accusing members of the town, including Proctor’s wife, of being a witch.

Director Mr. Mark Bommarito chose this show because he “wanted something that would let us play with people’s minds.”

Junior Carly Spina ’13, who recently played Snoopy in the fall musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, stars as John Proctor.

“It will definitely be challenging because we’re making sure that it’s not what people are expecting. I’m excited to see everyone’s reaction,” Spina said.

Co-starring with Spina is Danielle Hart ’14 as Elizabeth Proctor and Audrey Garibyan ‘14 as Abigail Williams. Hart also performed in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as Sally Brown.

The Crucible will run March 13-15. Tickets can be purchased online through the theatre website or at school from Mr. Bommarito.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 Saint Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, (626) 685-8500 or visit www.fsha.org.

 

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