On March 9-10, Arkansas City High School will present The Crucible, a classic portrait of one man’s struggle toward grace, set in the extreme context of the 17th-century Salem witch trials.

The ACHS production is directed by Andrea Berthot, assisted by Christopher Naylor and with technical direction from Karissa Hoag.

It features a cast of talented young actors, including Raynee Case, Chloe Curl, Asher McGuire, Emily Sitsler, Octavia Swartzell, Jade Trisdale and Aislynn Whalen.

The Crucible will run as a limited engagement at 7 p.m. March 9-10 in Arkansas City High School’s auditorium, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane.

Tickets are $5 for students or $7 for adults, and are available by calling Rhonda Trenary at (620) 441-2010 or at the door.

For more information, call Berthot at (620) 441-2010 ext. 56123.

About The Crucible

The Crucible portrays human struggles both internal and external — a community ignited by fear and suspicion, a wife betrayed by lust, an orphan girl blind with passion and obsessed with revenge, ruthless prosecutors, deluded holy men, and covetous neighbors.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest American plays of all time, The Crucible originally was written as a parable of 1950s McCarthyism.

“McCarthyism was about intolerance born out of fear, an impulse that has multiple parallels in world history,” Berthot said.

The Crucible will always resonate — the larger context of developing tensions over power and land, and the foundations of religious intolerance. Additionally, Proctor’s own story of a man searching for forgiveness and grace is timeless.”

This information was provided by USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call.