Too Many Crucibles
By Matt Lyle
A Zoom Workshop
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 7:00 PM
A shelter in place Zoom workshop of Matt Lyle's "Too Many Crucibles"; a contemporary parody of Miller's classic, "The Crucible" through the lens of the 2016 election. Admission is free. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds go towards the artists.
Some witch hunts turn up real witches! In 1692, as the Witch Trials rage in nearby Salem, the residents of Peabody, Massachusetts are going through their own crucible; and they are just, like, really sick of crucibles. Against the odds, and good-taste, boorish lout Dunning Kruger has won the election to become the local reverend. His unexpected victory against frontrunner Goody Constant Bending has thrown the town into turmoil and pitted townsfolk against each other like never before in the history of the New World; and that's saying something because the history of the New World is really messed up. Ezekiel Farmer and his wife Verity must reconcile their differences (she voted for Kruger, he for the more experienced Goody Constant Bending) and somehow find a way to resist the ugly tide that threatens them all. TOO MANY CRUCIBLES is an extremely unsanctioned companion piece to Miller's classic THE CRUCIBLE that proves some witch hunts turn up witches.
Liam Callister as EZEKIEL FARMER and DOTTIE
Joanna Kay as VERITY FARMER
Jeff Garrett as REVEREND DUNNING KRUGER
Lindsay John as ZWENA and SANDY
Nick Leonard as DEVIN HARRIS, REVEREND HALE, DIRK, and PURITAN MEN
Gigi A Tasse as GOODY CONSTANT BENDING, MARY, JUDGE STURM, TESSA, and PURITAN WOMAN
David Boyll as THE DENTIST, CHEECH, HORNER, PROSECUTOR, MARVIN, SATAN, and OTHER PURITAN MEN
Isabel Siragusa as TRINA, STANDISH THE GOAT, and OTHER PURITAN WOME