The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is proud to announce the fifth production of its 2014-2015 season, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays from May 15-June 6, 2015 with one Sunday matinee on May 24th at HITW on 116 Main Street in New Britain, CT. Tickets are $20.00 (general admission) and $15.00 (students and seniors). They can be purchased at the door and online at www.hitw.org. The May 22nd show will be our Pay-What-You-Can performance. The Crucible, under the direction of Kelley Mountzoures of Plainville, is being presented to coincide with Arthur Miller’s 100th Birthday.
Written in the early 1950s, Mr. Miller’s powerful masterpiece takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It recounts the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. Paranoia, hysteria and deceit run ramped in the conservative, Puritanical town. A small group of teen girls in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts are caught conjuring love potions and blame Satan, falsely accusing a slave and implicating several community members. Once caught, they blame Satan for their actions. They also falsely accuse a slave and other community members of witchcraft plunging the town into a frenzy of accusations and hangings. Greedy preachers and landowners, a salacious young woman infatuated with a married man and a tragic married couple make up the major characters in this Arthur Miller classic.
The HITW cast includes: Tony Palmieri, Mary Roane, Matthew Cote, Michele Covert, Johnny Peifer (all from New Britain), Jim Williams, Peyton Stehle, Felicia Muller & Kaelynn Arocho (all from Plainville), Kate Bunce & Johnny Revicki (Manchester), Jane Dioguardi (Meriden), JoAnn DeWind (Berlin), Elizabeth Reynolds (Bloomfield), Robb Ecker (New London), Scott Hoffman & Roy Donnelly (Newington), Michele Manzione & Susan Smith Thom (Middletown), Ben McLaughlin (Wallingford), Meghan Rickard (Southington), Emily Tredaeu (Cheshire) and Jeanie Wright (Vernon).