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UNT theater to open 'Crucible' Thursday

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The University of North Texas' Department of Dance and Theatre will present Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible this weekend  at the University Theater, in the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building.

The play focuses on the village of Salem and the hysteria ignited by young Abigail Williams, who accuses her former employer, Mary Proctors, of witchcraft. Mary's actual sin? Standing between Abigail and Mary's husband, John Proctor. Panic ensues, and Abigail's accusations spread through Salem.

The play was inspired by the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and the McCarthy-era hearings of the 1950s. Professor Andy Harris directs. 

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-12. Matinee performances are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12. The UNT Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building is at 1179 Union Circle. 

Tickets cost $7.50 for students, UNT faculty, staff and senior citizens and $10 for adults. Group rates are available. For reservations, call 940-565-2428, email dat-boxoffice@unt.edu or visit the Department of Dance and Theatre online.