ohn Burroughs High School Drama Association (www.jbhsdrama.com) presents The Crucible live on stage, November 17th – 20th.
The Crucible, starring a cast of 25 talented JBHS students, including Evan Philpot, Bronwen Capshaw, Polli Mkrtchian, Denim Ohmit, and Hunter Chaney, will have four performances, November 17th, 18th, and 19th at 7pm, and November 20th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and faculty.
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Arthur Miller draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch trials and the McCarthyism which gripped the nation in the 1950’s. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie – and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. Culminating in a violent climax, “The Crucible” is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.
Under the direction of Mr. Guy Myers, JBHS Drama produces three mainstage productions a year, two scene showcases in its new classroom blackbox theatre, and competes in drama festivals and competitions through the California Educational Theatre Association and the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California.
John Burroughs High School is located at 1920 W Clark Avenue, in Burbank.