As the nights grow longer and colder, and Spring seems very far away, what better way to pass your time than watching one of the outstanding plays of the 20th century? The play in question is The Crucible by Arthur Miller, chosen this year by Dalriada Drama Society as their annual production. The cast and crews have been working tirelessly to ensure that they do justice to this ageless tale of fear, greed and power written by one of the greatest playwrights of all time.
The play was previously produced at Dalriada by Mr Roy Alcorn in 1979; so it is fitting that it should be re-visited as the school celebrates 75 years on the St. James’ Road site. This year’s producer Terry Hunter, from the English Department, says that, “The Crucible is without doubt one of the must-see plays of modern times. This is due to the universal themes which it portrays and explores: greed, revenge and betrayal. The fact that it was chosen by The Lyric Theatre in Belfast to re-open their theatre in 2011illustrates the importance, and hints at the contemporary relevance, of the play.”
Arthur Miller’s astounding and searing play pulses with the destructiveness of socially sanctioned violence, the power of hysteria, the blindness of zealots, and the heart of one tortured man trying to find his own goodness. So don’t miss out on what promises to be an unforgettable experience on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December at 7:30 in the John Armstrong Hall: tickets are very reasonably priced at £6, concessions £4.