Our girl about town was at it again last night. She caught The Crucible at WaterTower Theatre. Here’s Jenny’s report:
When it comes to theater, there are two things I really dig–relevance and the lack of desire to move my rear end from the seat. I got that times two last night. WaterTower’s production of The Crucible really freaked me out. The thing is, Arthur Miller wrote it in the early 50s, it’s set in 1692 during the Salem Witch trials, and yet it speaks of today in an uncanny way. The sets, lighting, and sound are particularly good, giving the show its eerie feel. And the cast as a whole is strong. But Paul Taylor as Reverend Parris, Chamblee Ferguson as Reverend Hale, and Chris Messersmith as Judge Hathorne were stand-outs. Disturbingly convincing. Really. Unsettling enough to make me think that at any moment there could be a knock on my door. It runs through the end of the month.