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Thursday, June 27, 2013 03:28 pm

Historical tragedy

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PHOTO BY BECKY BERTRAM

June 28, 29, 30, July 4, 5, 6 are the dates of Theatre in the Parks’ next production The Crucible at Kelso Hollow outdoor amphitheatre, New Salem. Directed by Carly Shank, this Arthur Miller classic drama features the 1692 Salem witch trails under the allegory of the 1950s McCarthy trials. John O’Connor of Springfield takes on the lead role of John Proctor. Folks are urged to attend free preshows at 7 p.m. A musician will be featured followed by director Carly Shank. Shank, who had directing The Crucible on her “bucket list,” has a wealth of info not only about the local production but the history on which the play is based. Performance evenings, the box office is open 5-8 p.m.

The Crucible
Friday and Saturday, June 28, 29, July 5-6, 8pm
Sunday, June 30, 8pm
Thursday, July 4, 8pm
Theatre in the Park
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane, Petersburg
217-632-5440
$13-$8

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