Aragon Drama presents The Crucible
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An American Classic by Arthur Miller
An American classic by Arthur Miller, The Crucible dramatizes the 1692-1693 Salem witch trials. In a community undergoing great change—where some feel as if they are losing control—hatred is expressed, the vulnerable are scapegoated, hysteria takes hold, and vengeance is taken. Written as an allegory for American mid-20th Century political repression, The Crucible remains as relevant today as when it debuted in 1953.
The people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of escalating misinterpretations after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods. Fearing retribution, the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until neighbor turns against neighbor, whispers become testimony, fabrications become facts, and a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide the fate of all those around her. As the hearts of the townsfolk become poisoned, even John Proctor, a principled farmer and family man, must wrestle with a corrupt court and his own transgressions to protect his innocent wife and his family’s good name.
Performance Dates – March 21 – 24, 2019
Thursday, March 21st @ 7 pm
Friday, March 22nd @ 7 pm
Saturday, March 23rd @ 7 pm
Sunday, March 24th @ 2 pm
Cultivating Creativity Through Theater and the Arts
Aragon High School Drama strives to be a welcoming space for students to explore self expression through the arts of acting and technical theater. Shane Smuin, Aragon’s Director of Theater, believes that theater is a conservatory: a safe space where self expression and personal growth is cultivated, encouraged, and developed.
In Advanced Drama, students deepen their understanding through advanced improvisational work, classical monologues and scripts. Through our partnership with Silicon Valley TheatreWorks, students work with professional playwrights to write their own short plays culminating in an on-stage final performance by professional actors. At the conclusion of the year, the students perform and produce a One-Act Musical.
In Technical Theater, students learn practical hands-on skills and techniques for the creation of sets, designed by Fred Eiras, professional Set Designer, for Aragon Performing Arts’ main stage productions. Through this process, they gain a deeper understanding of the technical and design elements of theater.