A timeless parable of morality and a scorching indictment of intolerance.

The Crucible

by Arthur Miller
director Caleb Marshall

Year II

Performance Hall Drama

December 12 - 14
About the Show
Performance Dates
Creative Team
Press Coverage
Visual Story
Content Warnings

“A searing portrait of a community engulfed by panic.” -BBC Radio

The Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts appears to be beset by evil acts of witchcraft. An accusation explosively turns the community upon itself; consuming the guilty and innocent alike. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Crucible is a gripping commentary on the consequences of religious intolerance and abuses of power.

Content Advisory Mature themes and stage violence.

The Crucible is approximately two hours in length, plus a fifteen minute intermission.

The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Thursday, December 12 7:30pm
Friday, December 13 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14 7:30pm (Relaxed Performance)

photo credit Peter Pokorny

Jamie Butler Mercy / Cheever
Benjamin Conroy Giles Cory
Ella Daly Mary Warren
Niah Davis Abigail Williams
Nathaniel Exley John Proctor
Natalie Glum Tituba / Judge Danforth
Justine Elizabeth Joudrie Ann Putnam / Francis Nurse
Josephine Kay Susanna / Rebecca
Kianna King Betty / Martha / Sarah
Cameron Lorenzo Hathorne / Willard
Fiona McCormack Reverend Hale
Douglas Peerless Reverend Parris
Emily Anne Pugsley Elizabeth Proctor
Samuel Radelfinger Putnam

written by Arthur Miller

director Caleb Marshall*
composer & sound designer Michael Doherty
stage manager Avry Payne
production manager / lighting designer R.J. Peters
set design Caleb Marshall & R.J. Peters
costume designer Shannon Carmichael
scenic artists Kathryn Boyd & Ryan Nelson Reid
set construction Ryan Nelson Reid
dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman
stage management mentor / box office & foh Jackie Adamthwaite

*Caleb Marshall appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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Relaxed Performance December 14, 7:30pm

Not sensory friendly – includes startling and intimidating effects.

Visual Story

  • Loud aggressive heavy metal music
  • Dark eerily lit stage
  • High pitched prolonged screaming
  • Angry shouting
  • Extended weeping
  • Characters acting possessed by spirits
  • Intimidating uniforms & masked faces
  • The image of a crucifix and a swastika combined together
  • Physical violence that includes: slaps, pushes, and being thrown to the ground
  • Threatening behaviour with guns (no guns are fired)
  • Sound cues that involve intimidating music, whispers of ‘Devil’ and heavy breathing
  • Threats of arrest and execution
  • Characters being dragged away to prison
  • The sound and image of someone being hung by the neck