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Tickets Available for The Crucible, Nov. 12-14

November 14th, 2009

By Sarah Pride

CONTACT:  David Halbrook
Patrick Henry College
(540) 441-8722
OfficeOfCommunications@phc.edu

Cast from last semester's production of Twelfth Night

Make your plans now to visit Purcellville, VA this upcoming weekend! As the dates rapidly near for PHC Eden Troupe’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on November 12-14, student directors Stephanie McGill and Jenna Lorence have watched their initial, redemptive understanding of the play only expand. Amidst the myriad details of schedule coordination, publicity, set building, and everything else, they have found time to marvel at the depth of this excellent story.

“We are still emphasizing the story in light of the brokenness of John Proctor and how a fallen man can be redeemed, his sin cancelled,” says McGill, while Lorence adds, “What has been neat is that as we immerse ourselves in this play, we start to see all the subtle parallels and foreshadowing that Arthur Miller put in.”

The Crucible depicts a community torn by fear and false accusations during the Salem Witch Trials. A thematically intense production that illuminates grace against a dark backdrop, this play does have some frightening or otherwise challenging elements that may be inappropriate for children under the age of twelve, although any children are welcome to attend.

McGill and Lorence extend their thanks to their talented cast, many of whom are experienced Eden Troupe actors, and especially to their producer Sarah Vahle, a senior.

“Eden Troupe has helped me grow and develop in my interactions with people, and has been such a blessing to help me appreciate the wonderful people I am surrounded with!” McGill announces. “Every day, God gives us all an opportunity to make a difference through our interactions with other people.”

Tickets are available from the PHC Bookstore (540-441-8860) at the following rates:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night at 7pm (Nov 12, 13, and 14): $10 for adults, faculty, and staff, $8 for students and those age 12 and under
Saturday Matinee at 2pm (Nov 14): $8 for adults, faculty, staff $6 for students and those age 12 and under

Performances will be held at Harmony Intermediate Middle School, near Patrick Henry College.