Students reenact the classic Arthur Miller play
Revenge is alive and well in the 2017 Alta High school production of The Crucible. The classic witch trial play by Arthur Miller comes to life on February 22-25 at 7 P.M. The Crucible is set in the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts. When a group of girls are caught dancing in the forest with a black slave named Tituba, drastic consequences ensue, with a story that is still relevant today.
Director Linze Struiksma and assistant director Cheyenne Uhler decided on this play because of its themes, which are more than just witchcraft. Struiksma says, “I really like this show because it has a lot of strong opportunities for lots of different kinds of actors, and it also provides opportunities for talking about subjects that aren’t easily discussed sometimes. It has a real theme of acceptance and the understanding of differences. When you understand it, it’s more than just witchcraft…and that’s what I want to display through The Crucible.”
The play has modern day relevance, and shows how there are always differing perspectives for every story. Emilee Stewart, who plays Mary Warren, explains her stance on a lesson from the play: “It teaches people that even though the world is telling you something different… and they are condemning you for things, you can either chose to go with it or stand out and try to stop it…The Crucible is great [at] showing… two different sides.”
Assistant director Cheyenne Uhler is proud to be working with her fellow theatre companions of Alta High School, and excited to witness the process of many fine student actors bringing to life the classic play.
Tickets can be purchased at the Alta High School Main Office, $8 in advance or $9 at the door.
Writer Olivia Hall is a student at Corner Canyon High School.