‘The Crucible’ coming to NDSU Theatre

The classic fable is receiving the ‘NDSU Theatre Arts Department’ treatment

Halloween may be over, but the spooky stories continue to go forth at NDSU. At the beginning of December, NDSU’s Performance and Theatre Arts will be spearing a retelling of the classic tale, ‘The Crucible’.

A book that most of us have read in middle school, in which few have forgotten, is a classic, chilling story that will be engrained in our memories for decades to come. For those that were never exposed to the only partially fictionalized tale, the synopsis is one to surely make them interested.

Written in 1952, ‘The Crucible’ offers a spin on classic events that rings truly nightmarish to eyes and ears all around the globe. The play examines a group of young women in Salem, Mass. who falsely accuse others of witchcraft within their village.

The events that unfold throughout the story push the village to new levels of hysteria and mass paranoia, leading to deaths and arrests of over hundreds of villagers. Who gets arrested or faces a brutal demise in the end, you ask? To find out, come and check out NDSU’s encapsulating performances at the end of this week or next week.

The NDSU Theatre Arts has never failed to deliver a mesmerizing, unforgettable production. With the majority of the production tackled by and starring NDSU students themselves, it’s impressive to witness such high-quality performances at young ages, to say the least.

While Fargo may be quite a drive from visiting a Broadway performance, this performance is the next closest thing audiences in the Midwest will be able to see with such passionate, enthralling performances all around.

‘The Crucible will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on December 2, 4 and 9-11. Shows will be taking place at Askanase auditorium, located right on campus south of Minard Hall.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students or free of charge if a valid NDSU student ID is presented. Masks will also be required throughout the duration of the performance for audience members.

Tickets can be purchased or reserved beforehand at ndsu.showare.com.

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