"The Crucible" at Trinity Cranford – October 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
Driftwood Players will be presenting "The Crucible" on Thursday and Friday evenings October 21st, 22rd, 28th, and 29th at 8:00PM and Saturday October 30th at 3:00 PM in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, North and Forest Avenues, Cranford, New Jersey. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for the preview performance on Thursday October 21st and $12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors for the October 22nd, 28th, 29th and 30th performances. For additional information call 908.276.4047 or visit http://njdriftwoodplayers.com
"The Crucible" written by Arthur Miller is a dramatization of the Salem
witch trials in 1692 in the Royal Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Mr. Miller wrote the play as an allegory to McCarthyism when suspected communist sympathizers were blacklisted and witnesses were forced to name others to save themselves. The first production of "The Crucible" won the 1953 Tony Award for "Best Play'. "The Crucible" is considered a classic of American Theatre and continues to be studied today both as a revolutionary theatrical work and for its allegoric representation of the testimony given to the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s. This production of "The Crucible" is directed by Ms. Katherine Benson, who is the Artistic Director and Founder of Driftwood Players, and features. Mark Bankin, Donniee Barnes, Rod Belle, Katherine Benson, Chris Braca, Maddie Brand, Emily Burns, Hillary Burns, Danielle Frank, Jeff Hogan, Tom Kaercher, Nakia McCall , Brendan Narajo, Amanda Nordstorm, Russell Ortiz, Candy Perdham, Kerri-Lynn Sirkin, and Nick Thomas
Driftwood Players was founded in 2008. It is dedicated to providing an outlet for New Jersey's aspiring creative community, giving the public the opportunity to experience quality theatre. For more information on Driftwood Players go to http://njdriftwoodplayers.com
Trinity Episcopal Church is a family church that has been serving the needs of Cranford area families for generations since 1872. The church building is in the final stages of a $2 Million renovation which is due to be completed in December 2010. Sunday services are being conducted at 8 AM and 10 AM during the renovations in Sherlock Hall, located behind the church building. The first service in the newly renovated church building is scheduled for December 5, 2010. Services are celebrated by The Reverend Gina Walsh-Minor, Rector Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information about Trinity please call 908-276-4047.