Legacy Academy’s ‘The Crucible’ seeks truth, standing up for good

Legacy Christian Academy presents the American classic, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

John Proctor (Zack Port, a junior) and Elizabeth Proctor (Britta Schomburg, a sophomore) perform in Legacy Christian Academy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Photo submitted

John Proctor (Zack Port, a junior) and Elizabeth Proctor (Britta Schomburg, a sophomore) perform in Legacy Christian Academy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Photo submitted

The show opens Nov. 2 and runs for five performances through Nov. 10.

Set in the 17th century, the story focuses on John Proctor and his struggle to do the right thing during the Salem witch trials. The show’s characters seek and find truth. In the journey, they find forgiveness and redemption.

The theme centers on choosing good in the face of evil, rising above adversity and seeking truth even if it means death.

Director Kristy Winkes selected the play because she believes it is one of the most important in American theater, she said.

“It deals with themes of social pressures, jealousy, hysteria, standing up for what is right, even when standing alone… themes that are so relevant to our society and our time,” Winkes said.

Winkes leads a cast of 18 and a crew of 10 ninth- through 12th-graders in “The Crucible.”

The time was right to stage the production, Winkes said.

“It deals with an important part of our history,” she said. “But it also reveals much about human nature and how we treat each other when we become fearful. The message is too important to miss, plus these actors fully embrace their roles.”

The play “makes you want to make the world a better place,” Winkes said. “A place that is just and fair and full of truth.”

Performances are Nov. 2, 3, 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $8; seniors and students $5. The school is located at 3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. N.W., Andover. Tickets are available at the school office and at the door. To reserve tickets call 763-427-4595.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com


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