The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the classic tale of human struggle set during the
Salem witch trials. The Crucible is the story of a community
galvanized by fear and suspicion, the power of hysteria, and the delusional force of righteousness, jealousy and covetousness. Arthur Miller’s
resonant script grapples with the destructiveness of socially sanctioned violence, the blindness of zealots, and the struggle to find personal
goodness in the face of communal damnation.
The play takes place in the tight-knit, Puritan town of Salem, where a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately
fall ill. When no earthly cause can be identified, fear and suspicion begin to spread in the small, isolated community - with the implication
that something more sinister and other-worldly may be the root of the troubles. Buried secrets and resentments are brought to light, and attempts
to root out evil lead to finger-pointing, treachery, and betrayal. The Crucible debuted on Broadway in January 1953, winning the Tony Award
for "Best Play."
The cast is comprised of 26 of Woodinville High School’s Advanced Acting and Play Production students, including seniors Carl Bryden, Marina Clever,
Evan Davis, Aidan Gertz, Ben Hall, Parker Hicks, Meghan Johnson, Jacob Kishline, Gillian McMichael,
Emily Oomen, James Pitts, RanDair Porter, Emma Pulse, Leah Sainz Jones, Eva Sullivan, Max Tammen, and Cooper Tomlinson, and juniors Torquil
Carmichael, Sophia Hall, Paige Henderson,
Kathryn Lampe, Caitlyn Lee, Sonja Marcus, Leah Matthews, Derek Mulkins, Kate Sapek, and Kayin Thompson.
The set incorporates a thrust stage, making the setting more intimate and drawing the audience into the story. Crews of students from the WHS
Technical Theatre program handle the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting to publicity. Senior technical theatre students
include: Alec Savoye (Stage Manager), Madison Penoyer (Assistant Stage Manager) Alex “Scotty” Clark and Nathaniel Gibbs (Technical Directors),
James Pitts (Master Carpenter), Jordyn Janshen (Paint), Ethan Pope (Sound), Alex “Scotty” Clark (Lights), Alice Cloney (Costumes), Meghan Johnson
and Marina Clever (Hair and Makeup), Eva Sullivan (Props), and Parker Hicks and Sonja Marcus (House Manager).
The show is directed, designed, and produced by Josh Butchart, with support from Carl Bryden (Assistant Director), Steve Cooper (Lights), Marsha
Stueckle (Costumes), Katharina Muller (Producer), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by co-presidents Stephanie Penoyer and Jennifer Sullivan.
The Crucible will be performed January 25 – 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm in the WHS Theater.
Tickets will be $10 General Admission and $5 for ASB/Senior available at the box office or
online at Touchbase a week prior to opening night.