The Crucible

July 23 - August 27, 2016

Arthur Miller's chilling dramatization of the Salem witch trials (an allegory of McCarthyism), is the basis for Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.

"The mass hysteria that culminated in the Salem witch trials was not, unfortunately, an aberration. Throughout history we have seen how, in a climate of fear and mistrust, innuendo can take on the force of fact, resulting in the persecution of innocent people. Arthur Miller dramatized the 17th-century trials when he saw history repeating itself during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s. It is not a pretty story, but it’s an important one – I think it’s important for us to remind ourselves that an accumulation of seemingly minor words and actions can take society to a point of no return." -- Francesca Zambello, director

Presented in English with projected English text.

This production is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

JULY

saturday 23
sunday 31m

m = matinee

AUGUST

tuesday 02m
friday 05
monday 08m
sunday 14m
thursday 18
saturday 20m
saturday 27m

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This opera will be broadcast on November 12 on New York City’s classical music station 105.9 WQXR, at wqxr.org, and distributed nationally by the WFMT Radio Network, at wfmt.com.

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Conductor Nicole Paiement
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets Neil Patel
Costumes Jessica Jahn
Lighting Mark McCullough
Hair & Makeup J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke

Reverend John Hale David Pittsinger
John Proctor
Brian Mulligan
Abigail Williams
Ariana Wehr*
Elizabeth Proctor Jamie Barton
Reverend Samuel Parris Frederick Ballentine*
Tituba Zoie Reams*
Ann Putnam Gabriella H. Sam*
Thomas Putnam Michael Miller*
Rebecca Nurse Helena Brown*
Mary Warren Maren Weinberger*
Judge Danforth Jay Hunter Morris
Giles Corey Chaz'men Williams-Ali*
Betty Parris Mary Beth Nelson*
Francis Nurse Zachary Owen*
Ezekiel Cheever Ian Koziara*
Sarah Good Meroë Khalia Adeeb*
Ruth Putnam Emma Grimsley*
Susanna Walcott Molly Jane Hill*

*Young Artist

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