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Falcon’s Eye takes on ‘The Crucible’

By From page B1 | October 23, 2013

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its fall 2013 production of Arthur Miller’s devastating parable, “The Crucible.” This is the first production in the seventh full season from The Falcon’s Eye.

“The Crucible” takes place in the scorching context of the 17th-century Salem witch trials and unravels a tale of human struggles both internal and external. Tee play explores a community galvanized by fear and suspicion, a wife betrayed by lust, an orphan girl blind with passion and obsessed with revenge, ruthless prosecutors, deluded holy men and covetous neighbors. Arthur Miller’s script pulses with the destructiveness of socially sanctioned violence, the power of hysteria and rancor, the blindness of zealots, and the heart of one tortured man trying to find his own goodness.

The Falcon’s Eye production is directed by Peter Mohrmann with Producing Artistic Director David Harris, Scenic Designer and Technical Director Ian Wallace, Costume Designer Nancy Pipkin, Lighting Designer Sam Coquerille and Sound Designer and Dramaturg Cathy Hardin. The featured cast is Alexandra Barthel, David Cameron, Cathy Hardin, Chelsea Kopp, Christine Lovette, Rachel O’Laughlin, Tom Rhatigan, Allen Schmeltz, Paul Scott, Michael Sicilia, Maggie Upton, David Williams and Tim Yancey.

“The Crucible” opens on Friday, Oct. 25, and will continue through Sunday, Nov. 10.

Performance times and ticket prices are as follows:

  • Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.; $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors.
  • Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.; $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors.
  • There are two extra performances, Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. All tickets for these two performances only are specially priced for students at only $5. Students with any kind of valid student ID from any institution are admitted for only $5 for these performances only. Regular ticket prices remain for non-student patrons on these dates.

Performances take place in The City Studio at the Harris Center for the Arts on the campus of Folsom Lake College. To purchase tickets, visit the Harris Center website at harriscenter.net, find the title “Productions” and click on the words “The Falcon’s Eye Presents.” Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (916) 608-6888. Some service charges can be avoided by purchasing your tickets in person. Visit the Harris Center ticket office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. The office is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is always open two hours before any performance.

This performance contains complex adult storytelling and is not intended for children. Parental guidance is suggested for those younger than 13. No one younger than 6 will be admitted.

 

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