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King College's Theatre Program will present Miller's critically acclaimed work, "The Crucible".

October 29, 2012

A group of young women have been caught dancing in the woods, the townspeople become fearful and false accusations of witchcraft arise, leading to unfair court trials and a tragic ending. That’s just the beginning for Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Due to the accusations of witchcraft, the marriage of John and Elizabeth Proctor is changed forever, as are the lives of many other townspeople throughout the play. The drama is modeled after the Salem witch trials and deliberately displays parallels to the period of American history known as McCarthyism.King College’s Theatre Program will present Miller’s critically acclaimed work, “The Crucible,” on Nov. 1, 2, and 3 at the Paramount Center for the Arts, located at 518 State Street in Bristol, TN. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. all three nights, with a matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. on November 3rd. There will also be a special performance for area high schools at 10:00 A.M. on November 2, 2012.

“’The Crucible’ serves as a warning against societies that use fear, humiliation, and prejudice as the means for governing its people. We hope our production sparks conversations about justice, oppression, and what is a person’s responsibility when he/she encounters injustice in society,” said director Elizabeth Dollar.
King Theatre’s production of “The Crucible” features Glory Allison as Elizabeth Proctor; Joshua Bartosh as Rev. Parris; Chip Hanks as John Proctor; Christina Matheson as Susanna Walcott; Tammy Denton as Ann Putnam; De-Anda Hatfield as Sarah Good; Desiree Jordan as Tituba; Tyler Kistner as Willard; TJ Libby as Francis Nurse; Tinsley Long as Abigail Williams; Homer Miller as Giles Corey; Philip Mueller as Thomas Putnam; Trung Phan as Danforth; Joshua Petty as Hathorne; Megan Robbins as Mercy Lewis; Natasha Trombly as Mary Warren; Jesse Thomas as Cheever; Wayne Thomas as Rev. Hale; Kacy Tiller as Betty Parris, and Candace Whitner as Rebecca Nurse.
The production is directed by Elizabeth Lee Dollar, Associate Professor of Theatre. Christopher Slaughter, associate professor of theatre, designs scenery and sound. Adriel Slaughter, adjunct professor, designs costumes. Michael Levi Tignor, senior theatre major, designs lighting. De-Anda Hatfield is stage manager.

Tickets will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for area students, and free for King College students with a King College student ID. Contact the Paramount Center for the Arts at www.theparamountcenter.com or 423.274.8920 for tickets. For any other questions or to reserve seats for the school performance, please contact Professor Elizabeth Lee Dollar at ehlee@king.edu or 423.652.4839