'The Crucible'

Arthur Miller’s American classic “The Crucible” will soon be on stage at Northwestern College in Orange City. The colonial-era drama will be presented in the England Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 15-17 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

“The Crucible” is a fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the 1690s in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. A pious, insulated community becomes undone by accusations of witchcraft, which serve to conceal other treachery, including adultery and greed.

“One of the themes our production focuses on is the vital connection between faith and reason,” said director Robert Hubbard, Northwestern theatre professor. “The characters are Puritans and therefore profess Christianity. The villains are not the so-called witches but the Christians who fail to reason well.”

Tickets for “The Crucible” are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available starting Oct. 29 for Theatre Patrons and Oct. 30-Nov. 17 for the general public.