Feeling Cultured: A Night at Little Theatre


Fri, Nov 20, 2009


I think Professor Helen Vassallo said it best when she declared that “It grabs you fiercely by the throat in the very first scene and never lets go.”

Tonight I was fortunate to grab a seat at WPI’s department of humanities and arts and masque’s presentation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (and a pretty good seat at that). I knew exactly what Professor Vassallo meant when I suddenly realized when the lights came up for intermission that I had been in a trance for the last approximately 45 minutes by the dark set in front of me and absolutely captured by the drama.

Knowing only one person in the production as I walked into the theater, I was surprised to see just how many of the actors/actresses I noticed from around campus! It was quite dramatic to see them transform totally into the characters I recognized from my  11th grade English class reading.

As this was my first WPI theatre production, I can certainly say it will not be my last and will admit that I feel as though I had missed out my last two years here. I won’t give anymore of the play away – certainly not, since you still have Friday and Saturday to come see it for yourself!


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