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'The Crucible' Comes to UHD

Courtesy of the UHD Theatre Program

"I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book!" - Abigail Williams, "The Crucible"

For its spring 2013 production, the University Theatre will present Arthur Miller's searing drama, "The Crucible," which offers a stylized look at the Salem witch trials of 1692. This award-winning play dramatically focuses on the importance of restraint and reason, even in the face of hysteria. Because of its timeless message and universal theme, it has been produced ceaselessly throughout America and the world since its debut.

"Bringing The Crucible alive on our stage makes me very happy because so many of our students, as well as our faculty and staff, have read and studied it in high school or college, but have never had a chance to see it. Now they have that chance! To me, this is an important part of what 'educational theatre' is all about," said Tom Lyttle, drama professor and theatre director.

"The Crucible" opens Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the O'Kane Theatre. A complete schedule is listed below:

Fri. Mar. 29 Opening Night 8 p.m. curtain
Sat. Mar. 30 Performance 8 p.m. curtain
Sun. Mar. 31 Matinee Performance 3 p.m. curtain
Mon. Apr. 1 Dark
Tues. Apr. 2 Dark
Wed. Apr. 3 Student Matinee Performance 1:30 p.m. curtain
Thurs. Apr. 4 Performance 8 p.m. curtain
Fri. Apr. 5 Student Matinee Performance 1:30 p.m. curtain
Fri. Apr. 5 Performance 8 p.m. curtain
Sat. Apr. 6 Closing Night 8 p.m. curtain

Tickets are $5 and will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, March 25, at the Cashier's office.

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