The Crucible, written in 1953 by Arthur Miller, is a fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts. This is one of the most produced plays in the American theatre and is considered a classic. The production in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre will take place in the round, in an immersive, multi-dimensional environment in which the action will surround the audience. Movement scores and mediated sequences will intersect the dialogue creating a visually poetic collage of a world spiraling out of control and caught in a viral frenzy echoing our current political moment. - asuevents.com This production never opened due to COVID-19.
Directed by Rachel Bowditch Lighting Design by Jacob Simmons Scenic Design by Douglas Clarke Costume Design by Maci Hosler Props by Bianca Harrison Media Design by Muneera Batool Asst. Sound Designer: Troy Jansen
Intermission Sound Scape - Elizabeth Proctor has been torn from John Proctors house. After the commotion and anger dies down we enter intermission. Tension holds throughout. Ambient Music and Shepards Tone over Wind.
Men Enter the Forest - The men of Salem enter the playing area and stand around John Proctor and Abigail Williams during Act 2 Scene 1. Ambient Music underneath and Drum underneath Bulgarian Choir.
Transition out of Act 2 Scene 1 - Cover of Easy by Son Lux. Vocals by Victor Yang, Michael Gerardi, and Brandon Gray
The End - The last line is said and all the hanging pieces in the playing space slowly fly out. Original Composition