2013-2014 Theatre Season

The Crucible: April 2014

Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Norm Johnson
Hoerner Theatre
Previews Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Opens Thursday, April 24, 2014
Closes Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finishing up the main-stage season is Miller’s American classic about accusation, conscience, and retribution. Set during the Salem witch trials, the play was Miller’s response to the McCarthy “witch hunts” of suspected communists in the 1950s, of which Miller himself was a target.

Cast Biographies

The cast of "The Crucible".

To read cast bios in "The Crucible's" electronic program, follow this link.

John Proctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Tortora

Abigail Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor Misiak

Elizabeth Proctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Rosen

Reverend Samuel Parris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pietropaolo

Mary Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Ort

Reverend John Hale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T.J. Wagner

Tituba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donovan Lockett

Giles Corey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Kasian

Betty Parris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Brady

Governor Danforth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Dryce Schultz

Thomas Putnam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evan Arbour

Ann Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maggie Thompson

Rebecca Nurse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Loewus

Francis Nurse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Friend

Ezekiel Cheever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connor Briggs

John Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Marchitto

Judge Hathorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikolas Kaim

Mercy Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cora Joe Anderson

Susanna Wallcott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clarise Fearn

Sarah Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Richter

Martha Corey Voice, Chorus Master . . . . . . . Brianne Wylie

Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael St. Germain

 Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kalyn Altmeyer, Grant Beals, Luke Davidson,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Michael Doliner, Aidan Elsesser, Iris Garrison-Driscoll,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Chiara Hollender, Andrew Korzenik,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alexandra Nicopoulos, Noah Ruff, Daniel Wisniewski

Covers

 John Proctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evan Arbour

Abigail Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clarise Fearn

Elizabeth Proctor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kalyn Altmeyer

Reverend Samuel Parris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Beals

Mary Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianne Wylie

Tituba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Brady

Giles Corey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke Davidson

Thomas Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aidan Elsesser

Ezekiel Cheever/John Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael St. Germain

Mercy Lewis/Susanna Wallcott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Garrison-Driscoll

Covers never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement

for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.

Creative Team Biographies

Read about the Creative Team of "The Crucible"

Kevin Aloi (Sound Designer) is a junior B.F.A. theatrical production arts

major from Syracuse, New York. Previous Ithaca College main-stage

credits include sound designer for SDP The Dream of the Burning

Boy, assistant sound designer for Man from Nebraska, sound engineer

for Into the Woods, An Enemy of the People, Man from Nebraska, and

sound technician for Light in the Piazza. Other credits include sound

designer for The Tempest with Ithaca Shakespeare Company and sound

intern with Glimmerglass Festival and Bay Street Theatre.

 

Marisa Andrews (Stage Manager) is a senior B.A. drama major from

East Northport, New York. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits

include stage manager for Macbeth and assistant stage manager for

Legally Blonde, Illuminated Bodies, and Working. Other credits include

production stage manager for Interlakes Theatre in Meredith, New

Hampshire.

 

Maxine L. Etchison (Costume Designer) is a junior B.F.A. theatrical

production arts major with a design concentration from Ithaca, New

York. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits include assistant

costume designer and wardrobe supervisor for Legally Blonde and

wardrobe crew for The Magic Flute. Other credits include costume

design for Venus in Fur at the Kitchen Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors

for Running to Places, and Babes in Toyland for Bethel Woods Center

for the Arts.

 

Andrew M. Hostler (Scenic Designer) is a senior B.F.A. theatrical

production arts major with a design concentration from Goleta,

California. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits include scenic

designer for Translations and lighting designer for Fires in the Mirror.

Other credits include scenic designer for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

with Color and Light Theatre Ensemble, The Little Mermaid and

Footloose with Stage Left Productions, and lighting designer for You're

a Good Man, Charlie Brown with the Santa Barbara Children's Theatre.

 

Norm Johnson Jr. (Director) is in his 24th year teaching movement and

scene study at Ithaca College. Originally from Rhode Island, he taught

in Oregon at Portland State University and worked with Imago, the

Theatre Mask Ensemble. He has an eclectic theater background. He has

performed medieval mummers plays on a fold-out stage pulled by a team

of oxen, served as both puppeteer and puppet-maker, mask-maker and

performer, was an animal wrangler for the PBS production of The Scarlet

Letter, danced contact improv, directed full-length dramas with the entire

population of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, founded both the

Great Interplanetary Soapbox Revival and the Pan-Twilight Circus, and

served as the second artistic director of Ithaca’s own Kitchen Theatre

Company. When not thinking about theatre, he dotes on his five

grandchildren, Haley, Garrett, Zachary, Lilli, and Sylvia.

 

Katy Newton (Dramaturg) is a senior B.A. drama and B.A. English double

major from York, Pennsylvania. This is her first Ithaca College main-stage

production. Other credits include Journalist/Manageress in Professor

Taranne with No Bucks, Charlotta in The Cherry Orchard and Debbie in

 The Real Thing with On the Verge staged readings, Professor Nancy

Gordon in  Third with IC Players, and Elaine Harper in  Arsenic and  Old

Lace with Standing Room Only.

 

Alexander Pitt (Technical Director) is a senior B.F.A. theatrical

production arts major from New Canaan, Connecticut. He is currently

working on a capstone project. Previous Ithaca College main-stage

credits include technical director for  Mere Mortals and  Spring

Awakening, and master carpenter for the  Magic Flute.

 

Paul M. Radassao (Lighting Designer) is a junior B.F.A. theatrical

production arts major concentrating in lighting and scenic design from

Washingtonville, New York. Previous Ithaca College main-stage credits

include lighting designer for  Gruesome Playground Injuries, assistant

lighting designer for  Translations, and assistant master carpenter for

 Spring Awakening. Also at IC, he was the lighting designer for  Professor

Taranne and  44 Plays for 44 Presidents with No Bucks. Other credits

include lighting designer for  Cyrano de Bergerac at Risley Theatre.

Press & Photos

The Crucible
Miller’s “The Crucible” Takes the Dillingham Stage

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College Theatre will present the classic play, “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller. Performances of this production will take place in Hoerner Theatre at 8 p.m. on April 22, 24, 25 and 26. A 2 p.m. matinee will be offered on April 26 and 27.

 

Ticket prices range from $5.50 to $11 and may be purchased beginning April 14 at the Ithaca College Theatre Box Office located in Dillingham Center. Please call (607) 274-3224 or visit www.ithaca.edu/mainstage for more information.

Miller wrote “The Crucible” in 1953. The story is based on the events of late 17th century Salem, Mass., when those accused of dabbling in witchcraft were tried and punished for their alleged crimes. Miller wrote the play as an allegory to the 1950’s “McCarthyism,” during which time the U.S. Congress held hearings questioning Americans accused of holding Communist views.

When “The Crucible” first premiered on Broadway, Miller was unsure of how reviewers would respond to the production because of the controversial subject matter. He needn’t have worried; The New York Times proclaimed “The Crucible” “A powerful play [in a] driving performance.” The play went on to win the TONY ® award for Best Play in 1953.

Emily Naylor ’14, assistant director of Ithaca College’s production,  says, “It is our hope that audience members will be engaged in the lives of these Puritans who actually lived through these times whereby innocent people were hung just because they had an enemy in the town.”

Director Norm Johnson leads Ithaca College Theatre’s production.  The design of “The Crucible” was created by Andrew Hostler ’14 (scenic), Paul Radassao ’15 (lighting), Maxine Etchison ’15 (costumes), and Kevin Aloi ’15 (sound). Marisa Andrews ’14 is the stage manager and Alexander Pitt ’14 is the technical director.

The Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from all across the United States. Throughout the production season, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model. Visit www.ithaca.edu/theatre/mainstage for more information. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ICTheatreArts) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/ICTheatreArts).

Dillingham Center accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607)-274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible. 

Tickets

The Crucible
Tickets for The Crucible are currently on sale.
PERFORMANCES DATE TIME
  Tuesday, April 22nd (Preview) 8pm
  Thursday, April 24th (Opening) 8pm
  Friday, April 25th 8pm
  Saturday, April 26th 2pm
  Saturday, April 26th 8pm
 
  Sunday, April 27th 2pm

Since the departure of Ticket Center Ithaca, we are only able to sell tickets at the Dillingham ticket office at this time and can only take cash or checks for purchases. However, since we are currently unable to process credit cards, we are temporarily taking unpaid reservations. Unpaid reservations will be held until 30 minutes prior to curtain time and then be released for sale. The Dillingham ticket office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm and one hour before showtime. You may reach the ticket office by calling (607) 274-3224 during these hours or by e.mailing ictams1@gmail.com.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes with our students. We hope to be able to serve you with an electronic ticketing system later this spring. For more information about IC Theatre’s main-stage season, please go to ithaca.edu/mainstage.

  Regular Admission Discounts (senior citizens, alumni, Ithaca College faculty/staff, Friends of Ithaca College) Students/Youth
Preview $7 $6.50 $5.50
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday $9 $8 $6.50
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Saturday Matinee $11 $9 $8
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