Adirondack Regional Theatre has announced it will be staging the Arthur Miller classic “The Crucible” at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh February 8, 9 and 10, 2019. To help underwrite the production the group has launch a Go Fund Me account.
Arthur Miller’s timely American drama is about what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience. No one is safe as a reign of terror rips through 1692 Salem. Led by Abigail Williams, a group of girls who claim to have seen the Devil, hurl out charges of witchcraft, sending those who won’t confess to the noose. When the accusing finger points to his wife, John Proctor is forced to confront his past and determine his future.
Adirondack Regional Theatre (ART) will be presenting the first locally produced drama on the stage of the renovated Strand Theatre. The group is asking for financial backing from the community to help defray the cost of the production. The goal is one thousand dollars which would be used for costumes, the rights to the show and production elements such as sets and props. ART will also be accepting donations mailed to P.O. Box 1859 Plattsburgh NY 12901 for those who prefer not contribute online.
Dana Berry will be directing the play and pivotal work. Berry and her cast will bring to life on the Strand stage this tale of caution that warns of the deadly consequences when a society allows fear, suspicion and superstitious gossip to rule over facts.