Photo Flash: 'The Crucible' at The Arclight Theatre

February 14
1:45 AM 2008

The Schoolhouse Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements presents a rare Off-Broadway revival of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Arthur Miller's The Crucible at The Arclight Theatre. Directed by Pamela Moller Kareman, performances of this limited engagement run through March 2. This acclaimed regional production arrives in NYC from Croton Falls, New York.

"The Crucible, a historical play based on events of the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, is a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and mass hysteria can tear a community apart. When Abigail Williams is held under suspicion of practicing witchcraft, she in turn levels charges against her former employer, Elizabeth Proctor. In the wake of Abigail's charges, Reverend Parris begins hearing accusations and counter-accusations from all sides of the community, so he brings in a judge to determine who is guilty. A powerful parable about McCarthyism, the themes of religious persecution and the need for personal strength resonate to the present," explain press notes.

The production stars Kevin Albert, Terry Ashe-Croft, Keith Barber, Virginia Barber, Stephanie Bayliss, Sarah Bennett, Sari Caine, Lauren Currie Lewis, Tyne Firmin, Jennifer Hildner, George Kareman, David Licht, Simon MacLean Cheryl Orsini, David Rigo, James S. Smith, Bruce Smolanoff, Sherry Stregack, John Tyrrell, and Walita. The creative team includes lighting by David Pentz, set by John Pollard, costumes by Kimberly Matela and sound design & original music by Matt Stine.

The Crucible runs through March 2. Show times are Wednesdays at 2PM; Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM; and Sunday at 2PM, with an added show February 27 at 7:30PM.

The Arclight Theatre is located at 152 West 71st Street. Tickets are $40, $35 for students and seniors. For tickets and information call 212-352-3101 or visit

Photos courtesy Schoolhouse Theater

Sherry Stergack (front, kneeling) with (l-r) Cheryl Orsini, Bruce Smolanoff, Kevin Albert, Keith Barber, Walita and Lauren Currie Lewis

Sherry Stregack and David Licht

l-r: Jennifer Hildner, Cheryl Orsini, Lauren Currie Lewis, Stephanie Bayliss, George Kareman, Sherry Stregack, Bruce Smolanoff, Keith Butler, Simon MacLean and David Rigo

l-r: George Kareman, Kevin Albert, David Licht, Sarah Bennett and Tyne Firmin

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