Audition Information

Silver Spring Stage is holding auditions for Arthur Miller’s classic and timeless drama The Crucible, directed by Craig Allen Mummey and assisted by Amy Sullivan.

Auditions will be held at Silver Spring Stage (10145 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD) Sunday, August 5 at 3pm and Monday, August 6 at 7:30pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, August 8. All roles are open and unpaid.

Casting 8-10 men (30s-80s), 4-5 women (30s-70s) + 5 teen girls. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided at auditions. You will be asked to note your conflicts for the rehearsal process and run of the show.

The show will run for 4 weekends from October 26-November 17, 2018. Performances will be Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm along with 2pm Sunday matinees on November 4 and 11. The general rehearsal schedule will be 3-4 times a week on both weeknights and weekend daytimes, depending on cast availability. Not everyone will be required at every rehearsal.

Any questions, please email us at crucible@ssstage.org

Show Synopsis –
This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted, where confession will spare your life, but denial means the death penalty. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

Character Breakdown –
(Please note that the ages given are not the ages of the actors, but the approximate ages that the characters should appear to be. Some actors may be cast in more than one role.)
John Proctor, upright and steady, does not suffer fools gladly, but troubled by his own sins, 30s-40s, one of the accused
Elizabeth Proctor, his wife, honest, resolute, 30s, one of the accused
Abigail Williams, orphaned niece of Rev. Parris, charismatic ringleader of the accusers, 17
Rev. John Hale, a man of conscience and compassion, 35
Judge Hathorne, domineering and intimidating, 50s-60s
Deputy-Governor Danforth, a decent man, but loyal first and foremost to his position and cause, 60s
Mary Warren, the Proctors’ servant girl, caught in the middle, both accused and accuser, 18
Rev. Samuel Parris, avid, unyielding and almost universally disliked, 30s-40s
Betty Parris, his daughter, an accuser, 13-16
Susanna Walcott, servant girl, an accuser, 15-16
Mercy Lewis, servant girl, an accuser, 18
Tituba, slave to the Parris family, from Barbados, 50, one of the accused
Thomas Putnam, bitter and vindictive, 50
Ann Putnam, his wife, a twisted soul haunted by dreams, 45
Giles Corey, fearless and feisty, 83, one of the accused
Rebecca Nurse, frail and gentle, 72, one of the accused
Francis Nurse, steadfast supporter of his wife, 70s
Ezekiel Cheever, a tailor and also clerk of the court, any age
John Willard, the marshal, any age
Sarah Good, one of the accused, any age

If you have any questions, please email us at crucible@ssstage.org.

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