For Immediate Release
November 7, 2012
PR 03213-GHS Fall Play The Crucible
Glassboro High School Presents the Gripping Drama: “The Crucible”
Theatergoers will find themselves on the edge of their seats on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. when Glassboro High School’s Thespian Society Troupe #1418 presents the gripping drama, “The Crucible.” The play will take place at Glassboro High School Auditorium, 550 Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro.
According to GHS drama director Anne Marie Weaver, “This is an ageless tale of fear, greed and power written by one of the greatest American playwrights of all time. When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the 17th century town of Salem explodes with accusations of witchcraft. The vicious trials that follow expose a community paralyzed by terror.”
American playwright Arthur Miller wrote the play, which cinched a 1953 Tony Award and resonated with audiences who saw parallels between the mass hysteria depicted in the play and McCarthyism. In the years since, the tale has been widely-read in high school English classes across the United States.
This year marks a return to district funding of the Glassboro Fall Play, and students have invested numerous hours in perfecting their performances.
“The choice to do this particular show was completely student-driven. Their focus, their intensity and their commitment to this work leaves me speechless,” said Weaver.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children, students and senior citizens. Non-profit group rates are available. For reservations and ticket information, contact the box office at 856-881-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.