‘The Crucible’ continues in October at Nevada Theatre | TheUnion.com

‘The Crucible’ continues in October at Nevada Theatre

A scene from The Crucible now playing at Nevada Theatre.
Submitted by Karen Busse |

The classic American drama “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller continues in October at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St, Nevada City.

The show, a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials, runs through Oct. 18.

Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. In addition, there is a showing at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 and two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Oct. 4 and 11.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at the BookSeller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, online or by calling (530) 268 5419.

Directed by Sue LeGate Halford, The Crucible has never been performed in the historic Nevada Theatre, which celebrated its 150th birthday on Sept. 11. LeGacy veterans John Bivens and Ariel Elliot star as ill-fated John Proctor and the vengeful Abigail Williams. Shawnna Frazer joins the bewitched love triangle as Proctor’s wife Elizabeth.

Other LeGacy veterans include Nadia White as Ann Putnam, Kristine Alcamo as the slave Tituba, Rodger Hoopman as Frances Nurse, Brian Arnold as Judge Danforth, Darryl Stines as Giles Corey, and Adam Morton as Thomas Putnam. Newcomers include Camille Collings as Mary Warren, Carl Mayhew as the Reverend Parris, Matt Teff as Reverend Hale, and Terry Fay as Rebecca Nurse. Light and set design by Les Solomon, costumes by Sharon Sciabica

The show, produced by LeGacy Presents, received high praise from The Prospector’s theater critic Hindi Greenberg in the Sept. 24 edition.

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