‘Crucible’ coming to Opera House

“The Crucible,” will be captured live via satellite from London’s National Theatre, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will present Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible,” captured live via satellite from London’s National Theatre, on at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of its Stage On Screen Series.

A witch hunt is beginning. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta, and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

This thunderous new imagining of Arthur Miller’s parable of power and its abuse, stars Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma) as John Proctor and Abigail Williams. Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy).

London’s Sunday Times calls it “a five-star scorcher.” Time Out magazine says “it doesn’t get much more spectacular.” The production runs three hours, 10 minutes with one intermission.

Individual tickets to The Crucible are $15, ($10 students). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 12-4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org. The Stage on Screen Series is sponsored by Dr. James M. and Marcia Merrins.

For this production, the Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region … providing access to artistic diversity … and high quality programming at an affordable price.” It is located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.


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