Students bring new life to Miller’s classic drama
The North Lake College Theatre Company will present The Crucible, March 12-15 at 8:00 p.m. Shows are free to the public and will be held in the P-building’s Performance Hall at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Using the 1692 Salem witch trials as a historical metaphor for the 1953 McCarthy trials, Arthur Miller’s provocative play The Crucible explores the consequences of fear-based collective behavior. Miller weaves powerful themes into this narrative including guilt by association, personal responsibility, and ethics and morality.
“The Crucible can be applied to everyday behavior,” says student Bernardo Costa, who plays Reverend Parris. “A lot of individuals make choices based on popular bias…Like The Crucible, these events begin small but snowball into something much bigger than expected.”
Over 50 students auditioned for NLC’s spring theatre production, with more than thirty in the final cast— growing numbers which Costa believes is thanks to the college’s close-knit community.
“[The] NLC theatre department has extremely dedicated and passionate professors who are willing to help you make breakthroughs,” explains Costa. “The entire theater department itself conveys the utmost hospitality and love toward their students.” Colleague Matt Lonsdale agrees, adding, “We do great work because of our commitment to working together.”
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