After viewing the performance, choose one or more of these questions and answer in depth.
1. Considering the content and characters of the show, did the "Simply Classic" elements of black costumes and basic scenery and props detract or add to the production? Why? Choose specific elements and explain why it worked or needed to be different.
2. Both in class and at the performance, we see the difficult choice set forth for these people. Do they save their souls and tell the truth or save their lives, lie, confess to being a witch and point fingers at a friend?? We see this struggle played out by so many characters. Which character was most interesting to you to see their inner conflict? Why? If you were faced with this choice, what would you choose?
3. Which character/actor stood out the most to you and why?
4. Choose one demagogue or group of people who persecuted others during our U.S. American History. How does it compare to the characters and situations in The Crucible? How is it different?
5. As Director Jim Daniels mentioned, the discussion of lies was pivotal to the story. Besides the obvious lying by the young girls, how do you see lies or truthfulness playing a pivotal role in these characters lives? What do you think playwright Arthur Miller is trying to say about lying?
6. What moment stood out the most to you in this production? What happened in this moment? Why did it affect you?
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