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Nagoya Players present THE CRUCIBLE
By:John Lenihan <lenihanjohn@hotmail.com>

Nagoya Players presents
Arthur Miller's
The Crucible
directed by Patti Gage,
stage manager Hitomi Takeda

Saturday June 17 at 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday June 18 s at 14:00 and 18:00

at the Aichi Arts Center Mini-Theater, Sakae
Information 090-3956-6827

Students 1800 yen (2000 yen at door)
General 2000 yen (2500 yen at door)

Advanced ticket sales - Aichi Arts Center Playguide 052-972-0430, tickets@nagoyaplayers.info
and your local Nagoya Players members.

The Nagoya Players, an English-language community theater group,
begins its 2006 season by presenting Arthur Miller's chilling and
cautionary tragedy The Crucible. The play features a 17 member international cast including
Biagio Cristiano, Dan Lesho, Rachel Price, and Yuma Murakami.

Set in 1692 Salem Massachusetts, The Crucible is a devastating
portrait of a town gripped by fear, suspicion, and mass hysteria.
The faith of Puritan New Englanders that God would be with them and
protect them was the very foundation of their society. That
foundation starts to crumble in Salem when a group of young girls
begins to accuse members of the community of breaking that bond with
God and practicing witchcraft.

The Devil strikes first in the most unlikely place. In the
struggle to find the Devil and root him out, neighbor turns on
neighbor. Petty jealousies and squabbles turn deadly as the
community descends into a destructive mania of suspicion and mass

Arthur Miller used Salem as a metaphor to show that the spirit of
persecution and hysteria was still alive in Senator Joseph
McCarthy's Committee on Un-American Activities. America in the
1950's, as well as presently with the War on Terror, draws stark
similarities to colonial Salem. They are both places in time when
fear, suspicion, and mass hysteria drowned out "the better angels of
our nature."


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