Photo by Laura Slovesko.

New Hazlett Theater

October 31 – November 8
8 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Prime Stage‘s fresh new restaging of Arthur Miller’s iconic 1953 play, The Crucible, makes for a perfect theater outing for the Halloween season.

Appropriate for kids and teens in middle and high school, The Crucible opens on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31st, and runs through November 8th at The New Hazlett Theater on the Northside.

Photo by Laura Slovesko
Photo by Laura Slovesko

Don’t miss Prime Stage’s special opening night festivities which feature a vaiety of Halloween activities for kids, teens and families.

Come outfitted in creative or spooky threads to participate in a costume contest, take selfies in a Puritan stockade and play witch­hunt games.

Audiences will be transported to the year 1692, as accusations of witchcraft are brought against young girls and women, and hysteria grips the New England town of Salem, Massachusetts. Get reacquainted with Miller’s complex characters in a timeless play that explores themes of truth, lies, integrity and light.

Directed by Scott P. Calhoon, The Crucible‘s cast stars Adrianne Knapp (Abigail Williams), Jason Spider Matthews (John Proctor), Jason Michael Swauger (Reverend Samuel Parris) and George Saulnier (Reverend John Hale). Helping to breathe new life into the passionate play on stage will be set designs by Johnmichael Bohach, dramatic lighting by JR Shaw, period costumes by Kim Brown and evocative music by Angela Baughman.

Speaking of witches—ever wanted to adopt a black cat? Animal Friends will be on hand for the November 1st show with black cats and kittens available for adoption.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. and 2:30 p..m. View a complete performance schedule. Purchase tickets.

Watch a sneak peek video trailer below:

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.