DIT’s production of 'The Crucible' makes for a memorable evening of drama

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The Crucible, Arthur Miller's gripping classic set amid the witch-hunts and trials of 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, was brought back to life recently 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. 

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The students staged their production in the unique setting of the small Roman Catholic Church on the Grangegorman campus.  The production proved to be a great evening of theatre starting on arrival when audience members were met at the gates of Grangegorman by Salem villagers, and members of the Puritan community, and were guided by candle and lantern light to the church to watch the play unfold.

The production was staged over three nights and every night ended in rapturous applause from the capacity audience.

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The drama’s director, Mary Moynihan, was delighted with the success of the production.  'An enormous amount of work went into the show.  The students proved themselves as powerful actors and there were a number of deeply moving performances delivered.  We had a full house every night of the show and the reaction from the audience was very positive” said Mary. 

According to Brid Grant, Director and Dean of DIT's Faculty of Applied Arts;  "The evening was a great opportunity for the Conservatory to showcase its range and depth of talent, and for the audience it was a chance to see some of Ireland's exciting new talent in action.”

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The internationally renowned Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology has a proud history stretching back more than 100 years. The Conservatory provides an environment in which gifted young artists can develop their potential to the highest professional level. Students are prepared at all levels - from preparatory to professional and from undergraduate to postgraduate. 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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