Miller’s Classic “Crucible” Comes to College

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergenstages theatre troupe will present The Crucible in the Ender Hall Lab Theatre at the Bergen Community College main campus in Paramus (400 Paramus Road) at the end of this month.

Performances will take place Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Oct. 29; Thursday, Nov. 3; Friday, Nov. 4; and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. Following the Nov. 3 performance, a panel discussion led by Bergen professors Seamus Gibbons, Keith Chu and Christine Eubank, Ph.D., will discuss the historical significance of the play and the College’s “common read” selection “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible takes its inspiration from the Salem witch trials that took place in 1692 Massachusetts. The play tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt, living in a state of fear as more and more people stand accused of witchcraft. Set in a theocratic society, the play wrestles with many themes including reputation, judgement, ownership, property and justice.

General tickets are $15, with discounts offered to senior citizens ($10) and Bergen faculty and staff ($10) and students ($5). To purchase tickets, please call at (201) 447-7428 or visit

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

Photo Caption: Leigh Jonaitis, Ph.D., as Elizabeth Proctor, Mya Banks as Abigail Williams and Mike Rovito as John Proctor.

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