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Calling All Actors: Auditions Set for The Crucible

interACT Theatre Productions will bring Miller's colonial 'witch hunt' to the stage.

Auditions for The Crucible will be held early next month for Arthur Miller's  well-known colonial “witch hunt” to be presented by interACT Theatre Productions.

interACT is a young Essex County theatre company that plans three main stage productions in its upcoming season. Past productions have included She Loves Me, The Bad Seed and Godspell. Performance dates for The Crucible are Oct. 12-Oct. 14 and Oct. 19-Oct. 21.

Auditions will be Monday, Aug. 6, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday Aug. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood.

“Our mission is to be a more inclusive and accessible form of community theatre,” said Elena Svitavsky president, interACT Theatre Productions. “We want to engage as broad an array of community members as possible, whether on stage, backstage, off stage or in the audience – the magic of theatre should be available to everyone.”

The Crucible meets these goals with a large multi-age cast and compelling play. Set during the 17th-century Salem witch trials, The Crucible follows the village inhabitants as they get swept into the hysteria of teenage girls who wrongfully accuse residents of being in league with Satan.

The Crucible is a non-equity production and all auditions will be by cold reading. Appointments are strongly suggested though walk-ins will be seen at the first available time slot.

For more information and to schedule an audition, see http://www.interactproductions.org/auditions

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