Return Season for UJ’s Crucible

UJ Arts & Culture’s production of THE CRUCIBLE presented by arrangement with DALRO returns for a limited season from 26 May

Written by Pulitzer-winning playwright, Arthur Miller, the play is set in colonial Massachusetts during the Salem Witch trials of 1692. Industry professionals, Neels Claasen, Cindy Swanepoel, Jacques Bessenger, Chan Marti and Lebohang Motaung lead an ensemble cast of UJ students and alumni in the production directed by Alby Michaels.

“The return season is geared towards schools as the play is prescribed setwork, so the majority of the performances are 10am matinees,” says UJ Arts Marketing Officer, Precious Maputle. “Our special schools packages include discounted tickets, specially commissioned study material, backstage tours and opportunities to meet the cast. However members of the public are welcome to attend and we also have several evening shows programmed,” she explains.

Kerry Lee Allen who serves as assistant director as well as Schools Liaison Officer on the production adds that “Teachers will receive a CD with a post-production scheme of work. I was approached by UJ Arts specifically to develop activities that could enrich the learning experience and assessment tasks, so learners will receive a programme designed into a study map which includes notes on the playwright, plot, themes, characters and style.”

Set design is by Wilhelm Disbergen, lighting by Oliver Hauser, costumes by Jo Glanville, movement and choreography by Craig Morris and the original soundscape is by Dawid Bouwerhof.

General bookings are through Computicket. For group schools bookings and additional information please e-mail Kerry Lee Allen on , call 084 368 8813 or the UJ Arts Marketing Office on 011 559 3058.

Author: PR Officer

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