The Crucible

by Arthur Miller

An Immersive Production Designed & Performed by the Salem Ensemble

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions. When Abigail Williams accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. When John Proctor attempts to save his wife, he quickly finds himself also accused of witchcraft and drawn into the hysteria of the town. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbors to turn on one another stands as a study of the debilitating power of guilt, the seductions of power, the flawed nature of the individual, and the courage with which some people confront what seems to be a ruling orthodoxy.

Our production of THE CRUCIBLE is an actor-driven, highly physical, stripped-down, and immersiveproduction of Arthur Miller's seminal play. The production will explore Poor Theater using found objects, Puritan Spiritualism, the actor-spectator relationship, and collaborative Story Theater.

Featuring the largest undergraduate cast of the semester, our production is collaboratively designed by our ensemble members. Staged in the round, every element of the show--from lighting to sound effects to music--will be created on the spot. As such, no two performances will be the same on this Halloween weekend.

We hope that this production will be a celebration of acting, creativity, and artistic collaboration at Yale. This is not your high school's CRUCIBLE.
Contact the Show
October 30 at 8:00pm
October 31 at 7:00pm
November 1 at 8:00pm
@ The Off-Broadway Theater - 41 Broadway
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Betty ParrisRachel Okun
Reverend Samuel ParrisSam Levatich
TitubaGineiris Garcia
Abigail WilliamsLizzy Emanuel
Susanna WallcottIsabel Mendia
Mrs. Ann PutnamEllie Boswell
Thomas PutnamEzriel Gelbfish
Mercy LewisLilla Brody
Mary WarrenMaxine Dillon
John ProctorKyle Yoder
Rebecca NurseCharlotte Juergens
Giles CoreyJack Taperell
Reverend John HaleAlec Mukamal
Elizabeth ProctorRebecca Brudner
Francis NurseRyan Dailey
Ezekiel CheeverGreg Suralik
Marshall George HerrickJae Shin
Judge John HathorneDillon Miller
Deputy-Governor Thomas DanforthNoah Konkus
Elizabeth HubbardJill Carrera
Ruth PutnamErin Krebs
Sarah GoodNatalie Rose Schwartz
John WillardNoam Shapiro
George JacobsSamuel Hollister
Production Staff
DirectorNoam Shapiro
ProducerLaurel Lehman
DramaturgEve Houghton
Stage ManagerAviva Abusch
Musical DirectorSamuel Hollister
Set DesignerHannah Friedman
Props DesignerHannah Friedman
Graphic DesignerStephanie Addenbrooke
Costume DesignerEmma Spence
Lighting DesignerNoam Shapiro
Sound DesignerNoam Shapiro
Assistant DirectorCyrus Duff
Assistant DirectorKatie Kirk
Assistant Stage ManagerCatherine Lacy
Assistant ProducerSuh Young (Sunnie) Kim

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