THE CRUCIBLE

Genre: Classical, Drama
By Arthur Miller Directed by Melissa Attebery

Rising Sun's work has been called:
"Intense and out-there, and just never lets up" .. NYtheatre.com
And "Well worth the audience's time and money" ...Oobr.com

For its hotly anticipated revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" Rising Sun has enlisted director Melissa Attebery to lead their stellar ensemble in a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can traverse and tear a community apart.

Rising Sun is one of the current up and coming theatre companies in the Off-Off Broadway community that is establishing a reputation for their talented ensemble of writers, directors and actors featuring a strong selection of Original works balanced by revivals of off beat published works. Rising Sun brought New York City the acclaimed revivals of "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" & "The Shape of Things" (2004) which was nominated for two New York Innovative Theatre Awards and most recently the critically acclaimed smash hit "Hellcab" which played for 10 weeks to sold out audiences.

Using a multi-aged, multi-ethnic cast and a visual design of stark silhouettes, vivid colors and timeless dress, this production of The Crucible takes place on a modern visual landscape, as it leads the audience to the always busy intersection of sin, paranoia and intolerance. As the townsfolk engage with their hysterical surroundings, feelings of genuine religious piety collide with personal grudges, property feuds and forbidden sexual behavior. These tensions, pervade the town's religious sensibility and provide the raw materials for the tumult of the Salem witch trials.

This Production features the talents of
Director: Melissa Attebery
Stage Manager Dallas Bird
Assistant Stage Manager Sinem Balkir
Lighting Design: G. Ben Swope
Set Design: Jeremy Rosenstein
Costume Design: Katherine Stebbins

Ensemble Cast: John Hart, Jarret Summers, Prentiss Marquis, Lorraine Thompson, Alessia Siniscalchi, Patrick Egan, Kelly Scanlon, Sarah Sirota, Nic Mevoli, Akia, Reginald Ferguson, Jared Mercier, William Greville, Anna Gorman, Adam Purvis, Brian Trybom, Rey Oliver Bune, Elizabeth Burke, Barbara Lifton, Jenn Schatz & Seth Abrams

About the Company: Rising Sun Performance Company

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home which stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda. Our seasons are unique because our work is not genre or message specific. The productions represent the ensemble, how it exists in the moment and the Rising Sun Performance Company selects work that speaks to those artistic voices in its current state of being.

Open:   05/11/06
Close:   05/21/06

Schedule:
May 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7PM
Sundays @ 3PM
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$18.00 in Advance, $20.00 At door, $15.00 Students and Seniors
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Presented by: Rising Sun Performance Company         Official Web Site: http://risingsunnyc.com/hellcab.html