Auditions June 5&7 for THE CRUCIBLE

The Players’ fall show will be The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, directed by Christopher Ross.

Auditions will be:

June 5 & 7, 2017, with callbacks June 9 (if needed)

Time: 7pm (please arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 to register)

Location: Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St., Middlebury

Check out our Facebook page for the most recent information about the show MCP Facebook Event THE CRUCIBLE.

After they were discovered dancing in the woods one night, a couple of village girls lie ill. When no medical cause can be found for their conditions, villagers begin to suspect that something supernatural is at work. As investigations proceed, buried secrets and resentments emerge, and attempts to root out evil lead to finger-pointing, treachery, and betrayal. One accusation gives way to another until the fear of evil gives way to the fear of being accused. By the time the authorities realize what’s really going on, it’s too late.

Arthur Miller’s exciting drama about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable. Adapted for a contemporary setting, this production of The Crucible attempts to wrestle with, among other things, the notion that “it can’t happen here.”

Roles:

John Proctor, mid-30s, a hardworking, no-nonsense farmer, married to Elizabeth
Elizabeth Proctor, mid-30s, a quiet, reserved farmwife, married to John
Abigail Williams, 17, the Proctors’ former servant and John’s former mistress
Mary Warren, 17, the Proctors’ current servant
Rev. Samuel Parris, 40s, the minister of Salem and Abigail’s uncle
Betty Parris, 10, Parris’s daughter
Tituba, 50s, the Parris family’s slave (and, in 2017, the DJ)
Susanna Walcott, 15–16, Abigail’s friend
Thomas Putnam, 50, a greedy landowner, married to Ann
Ann Putnam, 45, had several children die in childbirth, married to Thomas
Mercy Lewis, 18, a disagreeable village girl
Giles Corey, 83, outspoken, litigious, a friend of the Proctors, married to Martha
Rebecca Nurse, 72, a well-respected and well-loved elder, married to Francis
Francis Nurse, married to Rebecca
Sarah Good, an impoverished eccentric
Rev. John Hale, 35, a scholar and member of the court
Ezekiel Cheever, a clerk of the court
John Willard, early 30s, the deputy marshal, a drunk
John Hathorne, 60s, a judge of the court
Thomas Danforth, 60s, deputy-governor and chief judge of the court
Martha Corey, 60s–70s, married to Giles Corey
Hopkins, jailer

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Perusal copies of the play are available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office (802-382-9222).

First company meeting and read-through in June (date TBD).
Rehearsals begin around Labor Day (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays).
Tech week: Sunday–Wednesday, October 29–November 1, 2017.
Performances: Thursday–Sunday, November 2–5, at Town Hall Theater.

Please contact the director with any questions: redfloatboat@gmail.com.