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Chicago Summer Opera presents The Crucible

  • Skokie Theater 7924 Lincoln Avenue Skokie, IL, 60077 United States (map)

The Crucible is an opera in four acts, music by Robert Ward, libretto by Bernard Stambler, after Arthur Miller's play - an important staple of American literature - drawing upon the frenzy and anguish of the historically true witch hunt that took place in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts, in the spring and summer of 1692, resulting in a large number of women being put to death. While religious figures at the time insisted in ample theological justification for the existence of witches, the true reasons for the carnage are likely to have been greed, local animosities, and sexual repression.

onductor: Codrut Birsan
Assistant Conductor: Yohan Kwon

Assistant Stage Director: Kimun Kim
Musical Preparation: Robert Bosworth 

John Proctor - Stephen Hobe
Elizabeth Proctor - Christina Bernardoni
Abigail Williams - Michelle Lerch
Thomas Putnam - Taylor Dant
Reverend John Hale - Samuel Weiser
Judge Danforth - Maximiliano Illanes Campetella
Reverend Samuel Parris - Frank Laucerica
Giles Corey - Christopher Georgetti
Ezekiel Cheever - Vernon Shelton
Rebecca Nurse - Sarah Heitman
Tituba - Lauren Jacob
Susanna Walcott - Samantha Resser
Betty Parris - Judith Prenzlow
Mary Warren - Julie Jarosz
Sarah Good - Elizabeth Maria Smith
Ann Putnam - Laura Bumgardner
Ruth Putnam - Ashley McKinstry
Mercy Lewis - Christa Navy
Bridget Booth - Margaret Ann Zentner
Martha Sheldon - Oriana Inferrera