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    Hayswood Theatre is holding auditions for The Crucible by Arthur Miller on Sunday, July 17 @ 6:00pm and Monday, July 18 @ 7:00pm. 

    The story focuses on a young farmer, his wife, and their young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft.  The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and it's here that the momentuous course of bigotry and deceit is depicted in a terrifying manner.  The famer  finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others instead of being able to save his wife. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a parable of our contemporary society. It shows how easily judgment comes from a place of anger and can be compounded with deceit to be detrimental to everyone involved.

    The roles being cast are below; Actors and crew are not paid as this is voluntary community theatre.

    Cast: 10 Females; 11 Males

    Females:

    1 approx. 10 years old

    4 young women approx. 17-early 20's

    2 women approx. 35-45

     2 women approx. 50+

    1 African American woman - 40+

    Males  

    4 men approx. 50+

    3 men approx. 30-late 40's

    4 men - age undetermined

     Cast List Breakdown       Approximate Age

    Betty Parris                 10

    Rev. Samuel Parris           45-50

    Tituba (African American)    50ish

    Abigail Williams             Late teens

    Susanna Wallcott             Late teens

    Mrs. Ann Putnam              45

    Thomas Putnam                45-50

    Mercy Lewis                  Late teens

    Mary Warren                  Late teens

    John Proctor                 30-45

    Rebecca Nurse                72

    Giles Corey                  83

    Rev. John Hale               35

    Elizabeth Proctor            35-45

    Francis Nurse                70's

    Ezekiel Cheever               ??

    John Williard                 ??

    Judge Hathorne                ??

    Deputy Governor Danforth      60's

    Sarah Good                    ??

    Hopkins                       ??

    The auditions will be cold readings from the script.  More information and an audition form are available at www.hayswoodtheatre.com. Director - Ellen Hanaver mamawirenut@netpointe.com) The address is Hayswood Theatre, 115 S. Capitol Avenue, Corydon IN, 47112.

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