For Immediate Release
November 13, 2012
PR 03513-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.
The GHS production’s cast in order of appearance includes: Micaela Woerner as Betty Parris; LV Armstrong as Reverend Samuel Parris; Alexus Clark as Tituba;Bridget Appleby as Abigail Williams; Kendall Appleby as Susanna Wallcott; Enrica Iacovone as Mrs. Ann Putnam; Noah Tomaska as Thomas Putnam; Cassie Ferrara as Mercy Lewis; Kelly Dalton as Mary Warren; Ian Volz-Price as John Proctor; Carolyn Provine as Rebecca Nurse; Tyler Lightcap as Giles Corey; Nick Felker as Reverend John Hale; Natsha Nieves as Ruth Gibbs; Erica Devitt as Eve Watson; Kathryn Fanz as Gabrielle Jones; Allison Ritter as Elizabeth Proctor; Aaron Jordan as Francis Nurse; Juliano Morrone as Ezekiel Cheever; Dane Dougherty as Judge Hathorne; MarkTierno as Judge/Deputy Governor Danforth; Sarah Perez as Sarah Good; Leyla Yilmaz as Martha Corey; Natalie Clesi as Mary Easty; Alyssa Kurke as Susannah Martin; and Natalie Angelo as Sarah Osborne.
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.
Tickets, for this play that challenges our every notion of good and evil, can be purchased in advance by calling 856-881-8065, emailing:email@example.com, or purchasing them directly at the door. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children, students and senior citizens. Non-profit group rates are available.