Theater group starts production


The Kearsley theater is performing The Crucible.

On Nov. 12, 2021, Elias Knack and choir teacher Ms. Draper posted the cast list for this school years play, The Crucible.

The Crucible is a 1953 play written by Arthur Miller, a heavily exaggerated story of the Salem witch trials which took place in the late 1600s.

The anticipation and excitement before the cast list was posted was high and the theater members could barely contain their own exhilaration.

Not only was the theater group pretty excited but Knack was too, he felt as if he had picked a great cast for The Crucible based on how well everyone could play the role.

“I was very excited about posting the cast list because I wasn’t picking the cast based on personality, I was casting on who I thought could actually play the role the best.” Knack said.

The play choice is important to many and Knack has a very interesting reason as to why they picked The Crucible.

Knack explains that they picked The Crucible because they wanted to drift from the usual murder mystery theme at Kearsley.

“I choose The Crucible because a lot of students wanted to be in theater but did not want to do a murder mystery play which Kearsley happens to be very used to. I wanted to move in another direction” Knack said.

This choice may be exciting to people who are not participating in the production because they get to enjoy something new to the stage, but already part of the Kearsley atmosphere, as The Crucible has been a large section of the 10th grade English curriculum for several years.

Also it also may be pretty interesting to some sense The Crucible is a pretty well known play.

Knack referred back to the cast list and talked about how they thought that picking out the cast list wasn’t a hard decision at all.

“It wasn’t very hard picking the cast because I had three other people helping me,” Knack said.

This morning I observed that the cast was pretty satisfied with their roles.

Knack plans to start production and rehearsals pretty soon so look out for the 2021-2022 school year’s new play, The Crucible.”