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The Crucible coming to Elephant Stages-Lillian Theatre
May 15, 2012


Lillian TheatreDollar Bill Productions presents The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, and directed by Bill Voorhees, coming to Elephant Stages-Lillian Theatre.

About The Show

Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.

About the Team

Written by - Arthur Miller (Tony Award for Best Play in 1953- 60th Anniversary)
Directed by - Bill Voorhees (Ovation Nominated "Skeleton Stories")
Produced by - Sean Thomas ("Love Sick", "Baby Doll", "After the Fall")

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays included All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall(1964), Incident at Vichy (1965), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), and The American Clock (1980). He also wrote two novels, Focus (1945) and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books of photographs by Inge Morath. His later works included a memoir, Timebends (1987), the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peters' Connections (1999), Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944-2000, and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He twice won the New York Drama Critic Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Bill Voorhees: About his production of Skeleton Stories: "director Bill Voorhees has created one of the most eye-catching productions that I've ever seen. It's as if Julie Taymor adapted Gulliermo Del Toro's movie, Hell Boy, for the stage" - LA Observed. and "Bill Voorhees has directed one of those hip, sexy and surprising plays - actually a collection of mini-plays linked with a heroine's journey - where transformation happens right in front of you - literally, people, sets, things transform. And then you walk away changed, considering things newly and liking the world a little more" - LA Theatre Review


The Actor (in Alphabetical Order)
Al Richter...................................Francis Nurse
Anthony Backman.......................Reverend John Hale
Ashley Morey..............................Mercy Lewis
Bernadette Speakes.....................Tituba
Bill Voorhees..............................John Proctor
Brad Light..................................Thomas Putnam
David Ross Paterson...................Deputy Gov. Danforth
Doug Burch................................Giles Corey
Grace Kaufman...........................Betty Parris
Jessicah Neufeld........................Abigail Williams
John Money...............................Ezekial Cheever
Lauren Dobbins Webb.................Elizabeth Proctor
Lorianne Hill...............................Anne Putnam
Lorianne Hill...............................Sarah Good
Lynn Odell.................................Rebecca Nurse
Michael Rhea..............................Hopkins
Rebecca Sigl...............................Mary Warren
Rebecca Spicher.........................Susanna Walcott (Double Cast)
Shannon Kummer........................Susanna Walcott (Double Cast)
Trevor H. Olsen...........................Reverend Parris
Warren Davis..............................Judge Hathorne

The Production Team
Bill Voorhees.....................Director
Sean Thomas.....................Producer
Lorianne Hill......................Associate Producer
Joel Daavid........................Set Designer
Marine Walton....................Set- Scenic Painter
Matt Richter.......................Lighting & Sound Designer
Lauren Thomas..................Costume Designer
Bebe Herrera.....................Stage Manager