On November 3-5, The Prep Players performed Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” at the Two Story Theater. After two months of rigorous rehearsal, the Prep Players performed the dramatic play, where parents and teachers alike were able to see the transformation of the Second Story Theater into a 1600s Massachusetts town.
“I was so happy with the success of the fall play production of ‘The Crucible.” All the students in the play, whether cast or crew, did an amazing job with the play, and it was great to see students and faculty enjoying their hard work,” said drama teacher and play director Mrs. Kimberly Adams.
“The Crucible” is the dramatization of the Salem witch trails in Puritan Salem, Massachusetts, where Abigail Williams, played by senior Cara Ronzetti, and other young girls accuse multitudes of town members for practicing witchcraft after they were found dancing in the forest. The protagonists of the play, John and Elizabeth Proctor, played by senior Diego Schaps and Ale Parrilla, respectively, are pushed mentally and physically to deal the accusation of practicing witchcraft, and the moral implications that come with it, especially in the context of their marriage.
“Playing Elizabeth Proctor was the most rewarding role I have had the opportunity to play. It has helped me understand character witch trails. I am sad that it is over but it was an amazing experience, and I am so happy to have been a part of it,” said senior Alejandra Parrilla.
Other important characters in the play include Reverend John Hale, played by senior Javier Romero, Reverend Parris, played by senior Justin Stone, Rebecca Nurse, played by senior Lucia Herrmann, Francis Nurse, played by senior Austin Wood, Judge D
anforth, played by junior Thomas Boswell, and Giles Corey, played by senior Max Aixala.
“Everyone reads ‘The Crucible’ in their sophomore year, and I instantly fell in love with it when I read it. The opportunity to play it my senior year was the best experience, and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of it,” said senior Max Aixala.