"The Crucible" Ends Successful Run

Foothill's incredibly talented actors and crew members performed Arthur Miller's play The Crucible for sold-out audiences of the drama department's recent production of this well-known play.

The two-weekend production ended its successful run Saturday, with three of the four performances completely sold out at Foothill's multipurpose room. Drama director Margie McLaughlin led a production group of 30 actors and 17 crew members in this community production of a stage favorite. Students worked hard with daily rehearsals that started in early October.

The play is a dramatic and realistic portrayal of the fervor and chaos wreaked on New England Puritans in 1696 when accusations of witchcraft flew furiously and falsely against innocent members of the community.

The folks in the drama department thank everyone for their support by attending the fall production. Students and parents are encouraged to get involved with future productions. Students do not need to be enrolled in drama to be part of Foothill's annual fall and spring stage shows.

Auditions have already been held and casting is underway for Seussical the Musical, the annual spring musical that's a joint production with Foothill and Amador Valley high schools' drama departments. The play will be staged in March.

Be sure to check out the drama pages on Foothill's web site. Click on "Clubs" and then click on "Drama." Please contact Ms. McLaughlin at mmlaughlin@pleasanton.k12.ca.us if you'd like to support the drama department with volunteer work, program advertising or in other ways.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Crucible for staging such an amazing production!

The cast and crew of "The Crucible." Photo courtesy of Pro Image Studio.

Posted Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009