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The Crucible' Teen Drama ProjectThe Teen Drama Project, founded by Angela Miloro-Hansen and Chris Cipriani in 2010, is entering is fifth year with a production…

The Crucible’ Teen Drama Project

The Teen Drama Project, founded by Angela Miloro-Hansen and Chris Cipriani in 2010, is entering is fifth year with a production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Twenty cast members between 10 to 20 years of age come together to bring this weighty production to life.

It is an account of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Salem, Mass. Teenagers in the town began the hysteria, claiming to be “afflicted” by others in the town. The girls claimed the accused sent their spirits on them, attacking them and possessing them. Salem was quick to arrest all those accused, and in less than a year, more than 100 people were tried, 19 were hanged, one was pressed to death and four died in prison. This included not only women, but also children and two accused dogs.

The cast has been hard at work at coming to an understanding of what caused the hysteria of what are believed to be innocent victims. In addition to tackling intense and difficult dialogue and the Puritan dialect, they have assembled a memorial to those executed that will be on display in the lobby. There will be details of the lives of each person as well as displays on what the Puritan standards for witchcraft were.

The production runs for three nights only: May 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and June 1 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through www.geaugatheater.org or by calling the box office at 440-286-2255.

The historic Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St.

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