Angelo State University Theatre to Present ‘The Crucible’
University Theatre at Angelo State University will conclude its 2015-16 season with playwright Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning drama “The Crucible” April 28-May 1 and May 5-7 in the ASU Modular Theatre.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 28-30 and May 5-7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students. Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders. The ASU Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
Miller’s drama about the Puritan purge of witches in old Salem, Mass., won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. Both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society, “The Crucible” focuses on a young farmer, his wife and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie – and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Under the direction of Dr. Bill Doll, director of University Theatre, the student cast is composed of Catie Anderson, Logan Burgess, Megan Croyle, Jaslyn Diaz, Miquela Hope Farley, Zack Fobbs, Mason Gable, Arianna Gonzalez, Dani Kim, Lizzy Lichtenstein, Aaron May, Luke Meyer, Andrea Perez, Bryce Real, Saxon Rhoad, Tristan Salinas, Jacob Scott, Taylor Sparkman and Callie Stenson. ASU theatre alumni Abe Millar and Carlton “Buddy” Smith also are in the cast.
The student production staff includes Tessa Verner, stage manager; Katharine Patrick, wardrobe manager and assistant to the designer; Leslie Schniers and Taylor Dabbs, along with May and Kim, wardrobe assistants; Kristin Bush and Dabbs, makeup assistants; Julia McDaniel, master electrician and light board operator; Sabrina Idom and Dimitri Miller-Moreno, electricians; Idom, sound technician; Mindy Ralston, properties manager; Samantha Lewis, charge painter; Miller-Moreno, house manager; Eli Rodriguez and McDaniel, box office managers; and Idom, assistant box office manager.
Eldra Sanford, ASU’s resident costumer, and Matt Chilcoat, ASU’s resident technical director, are also working on the production. Michael Burnett, ASU’s assistant director of University Theatre, is the lighting designer for the production.
Tickets are on sale at the ASU box office in the EFA Building. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.