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Auditions

 

Sunday 26 February at 10:30 am in the bar
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Playing dates: Saturday 30 September - Saturday 7 October 2017 (no show Sunday 1 October)
Both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society which remains as relevant today, The Crucible is arguably one of the most important plays written in the 20th Century. Set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials, this play tells of the men, women and children, caught up in hysteria, paranoia and lies which ultimately led to the death of 19 innocent people.
Characters:
Reverend Samuel Parris - the Minister of Salem
Betty Parris (10 years old) - The Minister's daughter who claims to have been bewitched
Tituba - Reverend Parris' slave from Barbados, accused of instigating the witchcraft
Abigail Williams - Parris' niece, the ringleader of the accusers and instigator of the trials
Susanna Walcott - One of Abigail's friends
Ann Putnam - A bitter woman whose only daughter claims to have been bewitched
Thomas Putnam - Ann Putnam's husband and landowner who becomes involved in accusing the alleged witches
Mercy Lewis - The Putnam's servant and friend of Abigail's
Mary Warren - The Proctor's servant and friend of Abigail's, vulnerable and easily led
John Proctor - A local farmer, a flawed but good man.
Rebecca Nurse - A wise, well-respected midwife and member of the community
Giles Corey - A canny, inquisitive and powerful man for his age
Revered John Hale - Minister from another town called in to investigate the allegations, a ruddy, bright young man
Elizabeth Proctor - John's wife, a dignified and honest woman who is committed to her husband
Francis Nurse - Rebecca's husband, a respected member of the community
Ezekiel Cheever - Officer of the Court called upon to arrest those accused of witchcraft
Judge Hathorne - A high-handed, intimidating local magistrate
Deputy-Governor Danforth - A grave man of some humour and sophistication serving in the Salem court
Sarah Good - A local begger woman, the first to be accused on suspicion of witchcraft
John Willard - Court Marshal and jailer

NB - the part of Ann Putman will be doubled with the part of Sarah Good and the part of Thomas Putnam will be doubled with the part of John Willard
Please note that due to the summer holidays and the fact that the theatre will be undergoing some works during this period, rehearsals will start at some point in July and may not follow the usual Talisman Theatre rehearsal pattern. Further details and scripts are available from the director Sam Harris (sch2k5@gmail.com or 0788 6415129)



      

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