‘A Crucible’ Theater Production Opens in NYC

‘A Crucible,’ written by alumnus Brian Bauman, opens at The Wild Project in New York.

Playwright, producer and CalArts alumnus Brian Bauman (Theater MFA 06) re-appropriates the diaries of Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, John Huston’s film The Misfits, and an Arthur Miller classic for his latest play, A Crucible, which opens tonight (Jan. 10) in New York City’s East Village.

A cast of nine plays 23 different roles in the “darkly comic” production that leads the audience through a whirlwind journey of classical, modern and post-modern theater. Bauman’s work explores the challenges and power of performance, focusing
on interaction among high school drama club members preparing to stage Miller’s The Crucible.

From the production notes:

Conflicts erupt when ideas about sexuality and contemporary performance begin to influence the young performers and their approach to the production. The young women and men, fueled by a passion for black magic and avant garde tropes, stage a coup to build a performance that addresses their lives.

The production includes two other CalArts alumni: lighting designer John Eckert (Theater MFA 06) and actor Robb Martinez (Theater MFA 07).

A Crucible
at the Wild Project
195 East 3rd St., New York
Jan. 10-19
Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors)
Performances: Thursday-Sunday at 8 pm; Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 pm; and additional matinee Saturdays only at 3 pm

A Crucible trailer:

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