By Sarah Pride
Patrick Henry College
Cast from last semester's production of Twelfth Night
“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.