Anonymous Theatre Presents Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE One Night Only, 8/18

Anonymous Theatre Presents Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE One Night Only, 8/18

Theatre Vertigo & Anonymous Theatre Present "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and directed by Paul Angelo for ONE NIGHT ONLY: August 18, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.


Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th, Ave, Portland, OR


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Arthur Miller's classic tale about the Salem witch trials. The story takes place in a small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials, as Miller explains in a prose prologue to the play, grew out of the particular moral system of the Puritans, which promoted interference in others' affairs as well as a repressive code of conduct that frowned on any diversion from norms of behavior.


A play is selected. Auditions are held. The play is cast... secretly.

The identity of the cast is kept secret from everyone. Everyone... even from the cast itself. Cast members know their role and their role only. They do not know the identity of their fellow actors and do not reveal their participation in the project to anyone. No one (except the casting board) knows who is in the show.

The actors rehearse one-on-one with the director. Then, on the night of the performance, the cast arrives in street clothes and enters the theatre as if they are members of the audience. They take their seats in the house. They read their programs, chat with their neighbors, and in all ways behave like normal audience members. The house lights dim and the play begins, with each actor delivering his or her first line from the audience. All the cast members discover one another's identity for the first time on stage, in front of a live audience.

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