This year’s production takes us to the newly established colonial town of Salem in Massachusetts in 1692. Miller’s biting satirical drama not only details the madness that envelopes a religious community, but comments on any society gripped by intolerance and unthinking orthodoxy.
Congratulations to the following students who have successfully auditioned for a part in the play:
- Misha Abramovich will play the Reverend Samuel Parris, a man who tries to unite his congregation after several teenage girls are found dancing in the woods.
- Chi Zhang will play his daughter Betty Parris who seems to be possessed by spirits.
- Valentina Pinto takes on the challenging role of Tituba, the Parris’ servant who is blamed for communicating with the dark side.
- Anna Dudas-Hjelms’ role will be Abigail Williams, the niece of Parris and the instigator of all the troubles that follow.
- Jingyuan Liu and Maria Fokshek are wealthy land-owners in the characters of Thomas and Ann Putnam and out for revenge and power.
- Mercy Lewis will be portrayed by Eszter Sranko who together with Sara Romai, playing Mary Warren, do the bidding of Abigail.
- In the midst of this hysteria stands Manuel Elikishvili as John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth brought to the stage by Shreya Seshan.
- The voice of experience and reason is embodied in Olivia O’Dowd, who plays Goodwife Rebecca Nurse.
- Szonja Torok as Reverend John Hale and Jay Koulaouzos as Deputy-governor Danforth are brought in to sort things out and rid Salem of its “witches”.
Performance dates are Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December 2019.