It’s the final weekend for the next to last Encore Production theatre show, The Crucible.
Set in 1692 in Salem, MA the show is about a young girl who accuses the wife of a man she had an affair with of being a witch.
Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says it’s a fictional story, but it’s based on real people.
“It is a fictional story but it is about real people, it has people that actually lived during that time. People that were part of the courts, people that were just farmers and just regular people that were part of the Salem Village all the people that are main characters in the story were actual people that lived during the time of the 1600’s. I think it was 1692 if I’m not mistaking that this story takes place” says King.
She says there is a good mix of inexperienced actors, out of town actors, and home town favorites that are participating in the production.
“We have 18 cast members and that’s not including people back stage and in the booth. We have new people to the stage that have never done any acting before, we have new people to the Elberton Stage that have not been on our stage but have been on others and then we have some of your old favorites that you see in a lot of Elbert Theatre shows, so it’s a good mixture” says King.
The first of the three final performances takes place this evening at 7:30pm, with an additional show on Saturday at the same time, and another show on Sunday which will begin at 2:00pm.
Tickets are ten dollars in advance and fifteen dollars at the door.
Group and student tickets are eight dollars.
For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, contact the Elbert Theatre Box Office at (706) 283-1049.