Wild Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’ Takes The Stage

MBSS launches dramatic season with a tale of revenge, darkness, superstition and satanic possession … See below for photo gallery — photos by Barry Coulter

By Barry Coulter and Christie Johnson

Wild Theatre at Mount Baker Secondary School is launching its dramatic season with a story of revenge, darkness, superstition and satanic possession.

Athur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” opens tonight, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 25.

This intense, challenging play is based on actual historic events — the Salem Witch Trials of the 17th century.

Deep in the forest of Salem, Massachusetts a group of teenage girls unwittingly release the dark forces of revenge, lust, and betrayal upon their small village. Once these girls set their feet on a path of suspected witchcraft and accusations, their lives and those of everyone else in Salem, will never be the same.

The play is directed by Mary Hamilton, with an original score by Josh Thorsteinson. The set construction and costuming help to create a stylized image of a village in turmoil.

The lead roles of John and Elizabeth Proctor, a couple trying to survive the insanity of the witch trials, are played by T.J. Moulton and Maile Rudrum. Abigail Williams, the tormented teen seductress who comes between John and Elizabeth, and almost destroys the town of Salem, is played by Lauren Gramm. The cast is rounded out by talented Mount Baker actors who bring energy and dedication to the varied roles they play.

The Crucible will run November 22-24, at 7:30 pm, with a matinee performance on the 25th at 2:30 pm at the Key City Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and can be purchased through the Key City Theatre Box Office in person, online, or by calling (250) 426-7006.

The cast of “The Crucible”

• Berry Parris: Alaina Miller

• Parris: Jordan Adams

• Tituba: Aurora Gagnon

• Abigail Williams: Lauren Gramm

• Susanna Walcott: Beth Gartside

• Ann Putnam: Suzanne Coulter

• Thomas Putnam: Cedar Gross

• Mercy Lewis: Sydney MacDonald

• John Proctor: TJ Moulton

• Rebecca Nurse: Georgia Hamilton

• Giles Corey: Draven Peterson

• Hale: Nicholas Ralph

• Elizabeth Proctor: Maile Rudrum

• Francis Nurse: Noah Smith

• Ezekiel Cheever: Isaac Grasdal

• Willard: Carson Thompson

• Danforth: Cade Hine

• Sarah Good: Annika Arneson

• Hathorne: Will Thomson

• Mary Warren: Emma McGee

Stage Manager: Shyre Cupples-Pinchak

Original score composed and performed by Josh Thorsteinson

 

Just Posted

College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing

$17.7 million project of six cottege-style buildings to be completed by 2020

Creative Monkeys gets permanent home, launches summer camps

Grand opening for new studio is April 6

Highways maintenance contractor seeking public feedback

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting to share results of survey ahead of pre-winter public forums

City concludes urban deer removal efforts, culls three deer

Challenges included trap vandalism, shortened window under wildlife permit terms

New city role to foster business development

A new position within city hall hopes to encourage and develop business… Continue reading

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

The Kootenay Ice, the Clock, and Time’s Arrow

It was the dying seconds in the last — the very, very… Continue reading

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Rick James (not the singer) tells the little known story… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Respect and Best Wishes Hats off to the fans of the Kootenay… Continue reading

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

B.C., feds accused of ‘environmental racism’ over Site C, Mount Polley

Amnesty International Canada says governments failed to recognize threats to Indigenous peoples

Most Read