LWC Players to Perform Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ Nov. 2, 3, 6
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 [10:32 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The
Lindsey Wilson College Players will perform Arthur Miller's classic
play The Crucible on Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 6. The production
will be directed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theater Robert
In the years since the play made its
debut on Broadway in 1952, Miller's The Crucible has been
regarded as one of the more thoughtful, challenging and
thought-provoking American plays.
Brock, who joined the LWC faculty
after a successful career as a professional actor and artistic
director of a regional repertory theater, said he selected The
Crucible because of its "marvelous writing," underlying
message and because of the size of the cast.
"I want to be able to involve as many
people who are interested in being in a play, and I also want to
keep it challenging for them," he said.
A total of 21 students have been cast
in the Lindsey Wilson Players' upcoming production of the play.
"It has a lot of even roles. Most of
the roles get a lot of stage time," Brock said. "In this play
you've got to come out of your shell -- you really have to step out
for a play like this. There are some profoundly emotional scenes in
The play -- which is a dramatization
of the Salem witch trials that took place in what was then the
province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693 -- is an
allegory to America's dark days of McCarthyism. But Brock points
out that its themes can be related to any time when truth and logic
take a back seat to hysteria and duplicity.
"The Crucible is a really
challenging play. It's got a lot of meat to it," Brock said. "It's
also current -- you can relate it to so many things. Arthur Miller
was a great writer, and I like to do the work of great writers
because they give you so much to work with. The scenes are so
well-structured -- they rise to a climax at the end that have you
The Lindsey Wilson Players will
perform Arthur Miller's The Crucible at 7 p.m. CT on Nov.
2-3 and at 2 p.m. CT on Nov. 6 in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210
Lindsey Wilson St. The play is directed by LWC Assistant Professor
of Theater Robert Brock. General admission tickets are $5. For more
information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 590-4803.