Gripping drama unfolds at Grangegorman as DIT students present The Crucible
Pictured rehearsing for the DIT production of Arthur Miller’s gripping classic
“The Crucible” are Connor Phelan (Deputy Governor Danforth),
Adam Traynor (John Proctor), Sarah Tracey
(Betty) and Laura Pearse (Abigail).
10th March 2010
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Mary Moynihan
11 March – 13 March 2010
The Crucible, Arthur Miller's gripping masterpiece set amid the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, is being brought back to life this week by a cast of talented students from DIT’s BA in Drama (Performance). Based on actual events, this exciting drama is not only a gripping historical play, but is a timely parable and a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria, jealousy and superstition. The story focuses on John Proctor, a farmer, and Abigail Williams, the young servant-girl who maliciously accuses Proctor's wife Elizabeth of witchcraft. Proctor brings Abigail to court to admit the lie - and it is here that a monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly unleashed. Presented by the young talent of DIT’s BA in Drama (Performance), the production will be directed by Mary Moynihan, DIT lecturer in drama and theatre studies, and professional theatre director, writer and facilitator.
Don’t pass up on experiencing this powerful masterpiece in the unique setting of the small Roman Catholic Church on the Grangegorman campus, Dublin 7.
The Crucible opens this Thursday, 11th March and runs Friday, 12th and Saturday, 13th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced from €10 and are available through www.tickets.ie Further information is available at www.dit.ie.
For over 60 years, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama has been committed to practical drama training and education. The Honours BA in Drama (Performance) is a three-year full-time programme which includes actor training, movement, Shakespeare in performance, Irish drama, performance for radio and camera, as well as theatre in education and performance analysis. In their final year students perform in a full-scale production and in an acting showcase for an industry audience. Graduates have worked in the Abbey Theatre, RTÉ, the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End and TEAM Theatre Company, among many other institutions.
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