The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

February Production 1990 - "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller



Production Manager: Greyson Richards


Venue: Gymnasium Bäumlihof, Basel



The Crucible by Arthur Miller

 

Cast

Betty Parris          -         Corinne Widmer

Rev Samuel Parris     -     Theo Bucher

Tituba                 -          Joan Kuster

Abigail Williams       -       Zehra Otus

Susanna Walcott      -       Anne Stafford

Mrs Ann Putnam      -       Sheila McKenzie

Mary Warren         -         Sasha Mazzotti

Thomas Putnam       -       Flavio De Rosa

Judge Hathorne        -       Flavio De Rosa

Mercy Lewis           -         Lis Smith

John Proctor          -         Graham Simons

Rebecca Nurse        -        Ruth Meier

Giles Corey           -          Bob Billington

Rev John Hale         -        Norman Koeth

Mrs Elizabeth Protor     -    Diana Zuger

Francis Nurse           -       Dennis Dell

Ezekiel Cheevers        -      Harold Jefferies

Deputy Governor Danforth - Wolfgang Dreiser

Sarah Good            -          Sonia Dell



 

Director: Richard Levitt




The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Abigail, the minister's niece, accuses several local women of witchcraft, and a witch hunt ensues.


John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth recognize that their old household assistant Abigail is behind the accusations, and soon Elizabeth herself is implicated and jailed. In an attempt to save his wife, John Proctor reveals to the court that Abigail is lying to get Elizabeth out of the way so that Abigail can resume her affair with John. Elizabeth is called upon to verify her husband’s confession, and, fearing for his life, denies it. His evidence is dismissed, and John is accused of witchcraft. Like his wife, Proctor refuses to join those who have confessed to witchcraft to save their lives, and the curtain falls as he goes to his hanging with some redemption.


  


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