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The Crucible

The Stage Company begins its 37th season with a production of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible.'

The Stage Company is gearing up for its 37th season, and holding open auditions for its upcoming presentation of the Arthur Miller play "The Crucible."

The play is set during the Salem witch trials of the 17th century, and explores the conflicts among fear, superstition and reason. Miller wrote the play in the 1950s as a way to criticize the anti-Communist hysteria of the time. According to a news release from the Stage Company, this particular production will dramatize the tragic consequences when an imbalance of power across gender, race and social lines is fueled by fears that tear apart a community.

Elyse Pineau directs, with Jodie Salazar as assistant director.

The directors are looking for an ensemble cast of 15 to 17 actors, with particular emphasis on diversity in age and ethnicity beyond what is specified in the original play. 

Auditions are at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the East Theater at The Varsity Center. Callbacks will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the same place. Auditions will feature readings from the play, and callbacks will take a workshop format. 

"The Crucible" will be performed Oct. 12 to 14 and Oct. 18 to 21.

For more information, go to stagecompany.org.

— The Southern

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