1970 – “The Crucible” by Arthur MillerPosted on: January 13, 1970
In the Puritan New England town Salem a group of girls is discovered dancing in the forest by Reverend Parris. Among the girls are his niece Abigail and his daughter Betty, who fainst upon being discovered. The girls are brought back to town and rumours of witchcraft emerge. When Betty wakes, Abigail accuses other women in town of being guilty of witchcraft and Betty sustains her claim.
John Proctor, who previously had an affair with Abigail, tries to convince her to retract her accusations, as his wife is among the accused women. Abigail refuses and the trials ensue.
In an uproar John Proctor admits to the affair with Abigail and claims she is only accusing the other women to get back at him. When John’s wife Elizabeth however denies the affair to preserve John’s honor he is ultimately accused of witchcraft and incarcerated.
|Betty Parris||Dorothea Schneiderbauer|
|Rev. Samuel Parris||Franz Hasenrader|
|Tituba (his slave)||Angelika Jaksch|
|Abigail Williams (his niece)||Susan Curtis|
|Susanna Walcott||Gerlinde Kaserer|
|Mrs. Ann Putnam||Margot Sturm|
|Mr. Thomas Putnam||Karl Hubmayer|
|Mercy Lewis (their maid)||Maria Böhm|
|Mary Warren||Ilse Lackenbauer|
|John Proctor (a farmer)||Adolf Wimmer|
|Rebecca Nurse||Deborah Kent|
|Giles Corey||Gernot Pflüger|
|Rev. John Hale||Stephen Curtis|
|Elizabeth Proctor||Roswitha Schreilechner|
|Francis Nurse||Josef Dobesberger|
|Ezekiel Cheever||Kurt Arrer|
|Marshall Herrick||James Thayer|
|Judge Hathorne||Heinz Friedrich|
|Deputy-Governor Danforth||Wolfgang Peschat|
Original casting saw Wolfgang Peschat as Ezekiel Cheever and Alfred Ortmayr as Deputy-Governor Danforth. Due to the sudden illness of Mr. Ortmayr the roles were re-cast as above.
|Business Manager||Wolfgang Peschat|
|Costume Designer||Susan Curtis|
|Sound Effects||Norbert Müller|
|Property Mistress||Marlis Haider
assisted by Gerlinde Kaserer
|Assistant Set-Designer||Sylvia Stehlik|
|Programme Notes||Wilfried Wieden|