A CRUCIBLE follows the high school drama club at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as it sets out to stage Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Crucible. Conflicts erupt when ideas about sexuality and contemporary performance begin to influence the young actors and their POV about the production. The young women and men, fueled by a passion for black magic and avant garde tropes, stage a coup to build a performance that addresses their own lives. This original play re-appropriates the writing of Arthur Miller, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol’s diaries, John Huston’s film The Misfits and other texts. A CRUCIBLE is a darkly comic play about the power and problems of performance.
A cast of nine will embody twenty-three different roles and lead the audience on a hallucinogenic survey of classical, modern and post-modern theater. The cast includes Heather Litteer (Big Art Group), Haley Rawson (Tenement Street Workshop), Chris Tyler (Our Hit Parade, Dixon Place), Robb Martinez (The Acting Company), nicHi Douglas (Political Subversities), and more — ALL OF THEM WITCHES!
I went to the opening night for the show and I’ve been meaning to post about it but have been waaaay tooo fuckin’ busy with my life the past few weeks… Sorry! Hope you saw it /// hope it runs again… I was really fucking tired the night I saw it, so gonna do my best to recap in some sorta meaningful way….
For those that didn’t see it…Basically a bunch of high school catholic girls get it in their head that they want to create experimental theater; after one of the girls visits their aunt in NYC who turns her on to the wild stuff happening off off off Broadway, she returns to school and convinces her friends that they could mount an experimental version of the Crucible if they can sway their closeted teacher/priest. But he’s busy pining over the recent hospitalization of his favorite male student and cannot believe the girls want to do something experimental! In the meantime, the girls get really catty and start infighting which leads to chaos ruining everything! But then an unexpected prince arrives to save the day! And then everyone gets pregnant which leads to daytime talkshow fame, but no play….
***Fuck… can’t find my notes… when I find my notes I’ll update this more… it was really funny + i jotted down details but yeah my memory has been fucked the past few weeks!been way too busy… ***