MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Vanguard Theatre will present eight performances of “The Crucible” from Nov. 1-11. The ensemble will perform six evening performances at 8 p.m., Nov. 1-3 and 8-10 in UT Martin’s Vanguard Little Theatre. There will also be two matinee showings at 3 p.m., Nov. 4 and 11.
This production of “The Crucible” is an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning play revolving around the Salem witch trials. It combines characteristics of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and George Orwell’s “1984” to present a 17th-century cautionary tale about civil liberties.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29. You may purchase or reserve tickets through the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts main office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or purchase them at the Vanguard Box Office, which opens one hour before show time and only accepts cash. You must pick up reserved tickets at least 10 minutes before show time.
The Vanguard Theatre is UT Martin’s resident theatre production company. Cast members include both students and area residents.
The Vanguard Little Theatre is room 167 of the Fine Arts Building, which is located at 16 Mt. Pelia Road. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the department at 731-881-7400.