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Evil Comes to Northmont


The cast of ‘The Crucible’ lines up for mic check.

Harley Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

Northmont Drama Club is performing their first show of the season, The Crucible.

The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller that was written in 1953. Miller went to Salem in 1952 and read the infamous Salem Witch Trial transcripts. He began to reconstruct the transcripts and the relationship of John and Elizabeth Proctor. According to The New Yorker, since the play has come out, it has been a hit on the infamous trials with a little fiction twist.

The Salem Witch Trials were false accusations by a group of young girls that said they were possessed and saw spirits in 1692. Miller was believed to have wrote The Crucible to address the McCarthyism era without actually talking about it. The McCarthyism era was the closest thing to the Salem Witch Trials in the 1950s. Both inflicted terror by falsely accusing people of being either a communist or a witch. Miller, himself, was accused of being a communist during the McCarthyism era, which supposedly sparked his interest in the Salem Witch Trials (

The cast for “The Crucible” includes:

  • freshman Carson Caldwell as Mark Corey
  • freshman Sebastian White as Francis Nurse
  • freshman Riley Fenton as Rebecca Nurse and Mercy Lewis
  • freshman Faith Akpan as Ann Putnam
  • freshman Aleya Knight-Jackson as Tituba
  • sophomore Lexi Barrett as Betty Parris
  • sophomore Jeffrey Rucker as Samuel Parris
  • sophomore Sean Dineen as John Willard
  • junior Trey Hopkins as Judge Danforth
  • junior Julian Newson as Judge Hathorne
  • junior Rhys Crumb as Ezekiel Cheever
  • junior Eric Payne as John Hale
  • junior Connor Gray as Giles Corey
  • junior Josh Thompson as John Proctor
  • junior Bailey Mescher as Mary Warren
  • senior Lindsey Mutter as Elizabeth Proctor
  • senior Christian Moschetti as Thomas Putnam
  • senior Maggie Salata as Abigail William

The Drama Club performances are Thursday, October 19; Friday, October 20; and Saturday, October 21. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm, and tickets are $5.

Beware, there’s evil coming to Northmont.