“Crucible” bewitches audience

By: Alex Spindler The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre in collaboration with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company did not disappoint with its co-production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” The production made excellent use of scenery, lighting and sound to drive the narrative forward. A rustic barn fitted with a gaping crack set the necessary stage for bedrooms, courtrooms and dungeons. Cool blue and bright yellow lights provided an interesting dichotomy between the manic and depressive episodes of the action. Nothing compared to the tsunami-like emotional impact from the ensemble. Shifting from extreme piety to devilish machinations, characters are difficult … Continue reading “Crucible” bewitches audience