The Crucible

Arthur Miller

The Crucible

Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall
22. 6. 2022 19:00 h - 22:00 h

A stirring play about the eternal moral dilemmas makes its comeback on stage the SND that last staged ´The Crucible in 1966. In his play that is an active witness to history, presence and possibly the future, Miller was inspired by the case from the past of the Puritan New England, the witch-hunt in the town of Salem in 1692. The girls, enthused by their house slave, engaged in paganic rituals. They started hallucinating as if possessed by the devil. Pressured by fear, collective hysteria and pragmatic manipulation, they started reporting false, especially female culprits. That brought about dozens of executions of the innocent, arrests, along with fatal chaos and horror. Even though Miller painted an impressive historical fresco, everyone was aware of his intention to place in the context of Salem the developments that took place in United States after World War II, when McCarthy’s Committee on Un-American Activities staged its witch-hunt. It was a hunt on all artists who were suspects of sympathising with Communism. Everything dishonourable ultimately turns against its makers. Yet, the cost is immense. Are we able to learn the lessons? Actually, are we willing to?

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

 
Subtitles: en

Production Team

Translated by Miloš Ruppeldt
Directed by Marián Amsler
Stage design Juraj Kuchárek
Costumes Marija Havran
Choreography Assistance Stanislava Vlčeková

Cast

John Proctor Milan Ondrík
Elizabeth Proctorová Petra Vajdová
Abigail Williamsová Barbora Andrešičová
Mary Warrenová Jana Kovalčiková
Pastor John Hale Richard Autner
Pastor Parris Ľuboš Kostelný
Danforthová, guvernérová námestníčka Ingrid Timková
Hathorne, sudca Ivan Vojtek
Anna Putnamová Diana Mórová
Francis Nurse Dušan Jamrich
Thomas Putnam Branislav Bystriansky
Rebeka Nurseová Božidara Turzonovová
Martha Coreyová Zuzana Kocúriková
Giles Corey František Kovár
Tituba Jeanette Švoňavská (as a guest)
Betty Parrisová Sára Polyáková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Herrick Ladislav Bédi (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Cheever Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Sarah Goodová, Mercy Lewisová, Susan Walcottová Natália Slovíková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Soňa Fábryová (as a guest) Emily Drobňáková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Naďa Gášeková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Vadovičová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)