THE CRUCIBLE 

 

by Arthur Miller

 

Truth, lies, and consequences...how one mistake destroys a community
 

An essential American classic and Tony award-winning play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, makes it’s way to The Flowertown Players’ stage this October. Set in 1692 in the Puritan colony of Massachusetts signs of witchcraft begin to surface and suspicion falls on Ms. Abigail Williams. Successful in her malevolent attempt to convince the court that she and her friends were merely dancing in the woods, she moves to sway suspicion off of herself and onto other villagers. Soon hysteria has bewitched the town of Salem as one after another the villagers are accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death. Havoc rains down on the Puritan town as Abigail’s selfish behavior manipulates those around her to rule with fear and violence.
 

“The Crucible has a diverse and spectacular assortment of moments that make the flesh creep.” - The New York Times

 

Produced in special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service

Meet the Cast

Jenny Aubry (Abigail Williams)
Jenny Aubry (Abigail Williams)

Jenny Aubrey is thrilled to be pointing fingers and causing shenanigans in Salem with such an awesome cast and crew. She holds degrees in acting and directing and has dabbled around the FTP for 18 years. A few of her favorite acting roles include She Kills Monsters (Kaliope), Grease (Sandy), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Hermia). Recent show’s she’s directed Oliver!, Pippi Longstocking, and Annie. She is a Realtor, wife, and mommy to 4-year old twins, and is thankful for her family support.

Samantha Elkins (Elizabeth Proctor)
Samantha Elkins (Elizabeth Proctor)

Samantha Elkins received her BFA from Marshall Univeristy in theatre performance and directing with a minor in dance. She graduated with her MAT in Theatre Education at USC. Samantha has worked as Queen Elizabeth I at the Tony Award winning theatre The Lost Colony and then as The Wicked Witch of the West in the National Tour of The Wizard of Oz. Samantha has been teaching theatre in public schools for seven years. She recently had her local debut as Ms. Shields in A Christmas Story.

Steve Tarnow (John Proctor)
Steve Tarnow (John Proctor)

Steve is so excited to be returning to the Flowertown stage. the past, Steve has been seen as Peter Hunter in “No Sex Please, We’re British” and more recently as Sweeney in “Sweeney Todd.” He would like to thank his fellow cast mates and Josh Bates for this amazing opportunity. He would also like to thank the Tyo family and the Tarnow family for all of their endless love, support, and encouragement. And lastly, Corinne, thank you for always believing in me, even when I doubt myself, I Love You.

Greg Tompkins (Rev. Samuel Parris)i
Greg Tompkins (Rev. Samuel Parris)i

Gregory has been actively working in theatre, film, and TV since 2015. He routinely attends actor training in New York City, Savannah, and in Charleston. This past summer Gregory attended The Barrow Group for a six-week intensive acting program. He has recently appeared as a Guest star on Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter and Murder By Numbers. He has enjoyed working on this production and especially working with the director Joshua Bates.

Jenny Bettke (Mary Warren)
Jenny Bettke (Mary Warren)

Jenny Bettke is a recent graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree in Theatre performance and a minor Arts Management. Her past Charleston credits include Joan in Fun Home (PURE) and Stagehand in Straight White Men (PURE). Some of her past CofC credits includes Florinda in Into The Woods, Martha Dobie in The Children's Hour, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Randy Osteen in Superior Donuts, Mrs. Cohen/Company in Rent, and chorus in The Trojan Women.

David Moon (Thomas Danforth)
David Moon (Thomas Danforth)

David Moon made his Flowertown debut this summer as Malvolio in Twelfth Night. Other recent roles include Mark in Stay for South of Broadway and Underwood in Ghost Walks Into a Bar for 5th Wall Productions. Next up he will be directing Doubt, also for 5th Wall Productions.

Karl Bunch (Judge Hathorne)
Karl Bunch (Judge Hathorne)

Karl has been doing theatre in the lowcountry for nearly 50 years and has appeared in well over 100 productions. Some Flowertown performances include: Cash on Delivery, My Fair Lady, Purley Victorious, The Philadelphia Story, and Into the Woods. Karl is a retired teacher and school administrator. He has worked with Spoleto Festival USA as the House Manager Coordinator since 2005. Special thanks to my wonderful and understanding wife.

Brett Leach (Rev. John Hale)
Brett Leach (Rev. John Hale)

Brett Leach is an Air Force veteran and recent graduate of the College of Charleston. This production of the Arthur Miller classic will be his debut performance with the Flowertown Players. Brett has most recently performed in The Mating Instinct with 5th Wall Productions, Pia de'Tolomei at the Spoleto Festival, and An Enemy of the People at CofC.

Susie Hallett (Rebecca Nurse)
Susie Hallett (Rebecca Nurse)

Susie is pleased to be returning once more to the Flowertown Players. Recent credits include Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Susie has also appeared in productions with Charleston Stage and the Village Playhouse. When not prancing around onstage, Susie is Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston. She loves and adores her husband and blesses him for his constant support in her mad pursuit of acting.

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