Friday May 17, 2013 / 8:00pmThe Crucible
Assigned at Box Office Special
How was your experience?
It's still thrilling to see "The Crucible". There were enough fine actors in the college production to feel the burning purity of Arthur Miller's words. The setting was simplistic, which fits, but the costumes were of a generic time shift to sometime in the 20th century -- which was off-putting. Also, although it's fun to see actors handle a raked stage, it added nothing to the stark austerity of the stage. It did provide, however, an unwelcome booming hollow sound with each footstep of an actor -- probably not a looked-for effect by the stage designer. The projected images on an upstage scrim added haunting beauty. It's wonderful to see young actors who have a future in the field.