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AUDIO: Ciaran Hinds Talks about THE CRUCIBLE's 21st Century Relevance

Having last appeared on Broadway as Big Daddy in the 2013 revival of Tennessee Williams' classic, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Irish actor Ciarán Hinds made a triumphant return to the New York stage this year in another American classic.

In director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE, a depiction of the Salem witch trials which the playwright used the draw parallels with Senator Joseph McCarthy's blacklisting of suspected communists, Hinds plays Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth, the self-important judge who uses legal procedure to advance his own station.

In an interview with Gwen Orel for New York Irish Arts, Hinds talks about playing a 17th Century New Englander in van Hove's non-tradition production that features a modern setting, extreme special effects and a message that packs a lot of relevance in the 21st Century.

Click the photo below to hear the interview.

Ben Whishaw, Bill Camp, Tavi Gevinson and Ciaran Hinds
in THE CRUCIBLE (Photo: Jan Versweyveld)

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opened March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street and ends its run on July 17th.

In addition to Ronan, the cast of 18, directed by Ivo van Hove, stars Ben Whishaw (as John Proctor), Sophie Okonedo (as Elizabeth Proctor), Ciarán Hinds (as Deputy-Governor Danforth), Bill Camp (as Reverend John Hale), Jim Norton (as Giles Corey), Tavi Gevinson (as Mary Warren), and Jason Butler Harner (as Reverend Samuel Parris), and features Tina Benko (as Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode),Teagle Bougere (as Judge Hawthorne),Michael Braun (as Ezekiel Cheever),Jenny Jules (as Tituba), ThomasJay Ryan (as Thomas Putnam), Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (as SusAnna Walcott), Elizabeth Teeter (as Betty Parris), Ray Anthony Thomas (as Francis Nurse), Brenda Wehle (as Rebecca Nurse), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mercy Lewis).

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