The Crucible

March 20th – April 4th, 2010

By Arthur Miller

“As performed by The Gallery Players, The Crucible is one of the finest examples of [local] theater in recent memory. The ample cast gives strong performances all around. Add in atmospheric lighting and the audience’s rapt attention, and you have a show well worth the ticket.”
-The Brooklyn Paper

“A triumphant success! It comes as no surprise that director Heather Siobhan Curran sought trained and experienced actors with considerable stamina for [The Crucible’s] coveted roles. And she received them in scores. Every presence on the Park Slope stage deserved rounds of applause as the play did not contain a single weak link. The revered monologues of Miller were delivered with passion, poise and professionalism. [The Crucible is] an impeccably-written story, and the combination of Miller’s learned lines with admirable acting ability is a sure-fire formula.” -Olga Privman, Review Fix

“The Gallery Players brings to life one of the most exciting and well-written works in American theatre. A solid production that is worth the trip and price of admission. [Gil Brady’s] John Proctor is explosive and heartfelt. With The Crucible, The Gallery Players continues to uphold its reputation for producing quality theatre.” -Le-Anne Garland, Theatre Is Easy

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Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $13 each (regular price $18). Click here for group tickets.

Listen to an interview with with Director Heather Siobhan Curran.

Producer – Graham Mills/The Gallery Players
Director – Heather Siobhan Curran
Associate Producer – Hannah Mason
Set Designer – Lilia Trenkova
Costume Designer – Megan Q. Dudley
Lighting Designer – David Roy
Sound Designer – Neal J. Freeman
Props Master – Virginia Monte
Dramaturg – Amanda White
Production Stage Manager – Michael Aaron Jones*
Assistant Stage Manager – Kristine Schlachter

Pictured (l to r): Genevieve Gearhart, Lindsay Mack, and Elisa Pupko in The Crucible. Photo by Bella Muccari.

The Cast

Judge Danforth – John Blaylock*
John Proctor – Gil Brady*
Reverend Hale – Daniel Damiano
Tituba – Lisa Darden*
Mercy Lewis – Genevieve Gearhart
Mary Warren – Emily Hagburg
Willard – Justin Herfel*
Reverend Parris – Frederic Heringes*
Thomas Putnam – John Isgro*
Giles Corey – Tom Lawson, Jr.*
Abigail Williams – Lindsay Mack
Francis Nurse – Russell Mahrt
Elizabeth Proctor – Rhyn McLemore*
Betty – Sofia Munn
Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode – Alison Ostergaard
Judge Hathorne – Bob Pritchard
Susanna – Elisa Pupko
Ezekiel Cheever – Joe Regan
Rebecca Nurse – Gina Stahlnecker*

*indicates members of Actors’ Equity Association

Pictured (l to r): Lindsay Mack and Gil Brady in The Crucible. Photo by Bella Muccari.

This exciting drama is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable. Based on historical people and real events, Miller’s classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. The story focuses on John Proctor, a farmer, and Abigail Williams, the young servant-girl who maliciously accuses Proctor’s wife Elizabeth of witchcraft. Proctor brings Abigail to court to admit the lie—and it is here that a monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. Proctor, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror that Miller uses to reflect the anti-Communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “witch-hunts” in the United States.

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

“A powerful drama.” —NY Times.

“Strongly written.” —NY Daily News.

Buy tickets.

Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $13 each (regular price $18). Click here for group tickets.

Pictured (l to r): Lindsay Mack, Daniel Damiano and the cast of The Crucible. Photo by Bella Muccari.

Performance Schedule
Saturday, March 20 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, March 25 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 26 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 28 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, April 1 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 2 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, April 3 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 4 at 3:00 PM – final performance

Photos by Bella Muccari.