Conard’s Black Box Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible was an impressive performance well worth the money. Often read by Conard sophomores, this play is a heavy piece about the Salem witch trials. With dramatizations based on true events and characters, Arthur Miller’s interpretation of this period in time is truly powerful. Despite the original setting in the colonial era, Nora Wilson, a member of the crew, explained that the play “...also pertains to modern society.” The ability of this story to relate to society over such a long period of time speaks to its universality and force.
The Black Box Theater’s production certainly did this play justice, with resonating performances by Daniel Santana-Gonzalez as John Proctor and Zoe Healey as Abigail Williams. The seamless performances are the product of the tireless efforts of the cast and crew as well as Conard’s own drama teacher, Mrs. Kravetz. The play was in theaters October 17- October 20, with student tickets free on Wednesday, September 17.
“Everyone has worked very hard and we are excited to showcase our work on and off the stage,” said junior Sebbie Krueger. Tickets were $5 for students and $10 for adults, and with intricate set designs and compelling performances, this production truly shone. We hope you will continue to support dramatic productions at Conard, including this year’s musical, Singin’ in the Rain.