The Crucible

Hanford High Center Stage is proud to present The Crucible.  

This is a story set in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. The story focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem witch trials and the extreme behavior that can result from individual’s desires and hidden agendas.  A group of girls goes dancing in the forest with a black slave names Tituba. While dancing, they are caught by the local minister, Reverend Parris. The story unfolds with the girls claiming there are various townsfolk consorting with the devil.

A local farmer, John Proctor tries to denounce Abigail Williams and the other girls as frauds.  Unbeknownst to anyone else in the town, while working in the Proctor’s home the previous year, Abigail engaged in an affair with John Proctor.  His wife Elizabeth fires Abigail and urges her husband, John Proctor to denounce Abigail; he refuses, and she becomes jealous.  Mary Warren, their servant and one of Abigail’s circle of girls, returns from Salem with news that Elizabeth has been accused of witchcraft. John tries to persuade Mary to expose Abigail and her lies. Meanwhile, Abigail and the girls pretend that Mary is bewitching them, Mary breaks down and accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch.

The summer passes and autumn arrives.  The witch trials have caused unrest in the neighboring towns. Come find out how the story unfolds.

Presented by Hanford High School Center Stage, directed by Matt Leggett

Oct. 27-28, 2017 Gold Cast at 7:30 pm
Nov. 2-4, 2017 Purple Cast at 7:30 pm

Hanford High School Auditorium
450 Hanford St.
Richland, WA 99354

All tickets are reserved seats, $10 or $12 depending on the seat location. Nov. 2 show will be $6 for all. Tickets available on-line and at the door.