Announcing Our Spring Play: The Crucible
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.
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
Online Box Office Opens February 20, 2019
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 a 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.