Crucible-inspired Drama Abigail/1702 Set to Make its West-Coast Premiere

News   Crucible-inspired Drama Abigail/1702 Set to Make its West-Coast Premiere
 
Long Beach's International City Theatre will present Abigail/1702, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's new play, described as a sequel to Arthur Miller's classic witchhunt drama, The Crucible. The show, which premiered in 2012 as part of the New York Stage and Film's 2012 Powerhouse season, will begin April 29 with an official opening set for May 1.

Abigail/1702 follows the life of Miller's infamous seductress, a decade after she claimed to have danced with the devil in Salem, MA. In the fictional continuation, Abigail has been living in a village near Boston under a new name and with a past that is catching up with her.

"What intrigued me most about the character of Abigail was how much of an enigma and mystery she is," said the playwright in press statement. "She gets all the turmoil going with her accusations, and then leaves Salem before The Crucible’s last act, never witnessing the results of what she started."

The production will be directed by ICT's artistic director caryn desai (sic), marking its West Coast premiere. The cast will feature Kevin Bailey, Jennifer Cannon, Jace Febo, Ross Hellwig and Michelle Holmes.

Set design will be by Christopher Scott Murillo, lighting design is by Donna Ruzika, costume design is by Kim DeShazo, sound design is by Jeff Polunas, props are by Patty and Gordon Briles, wigs are by Anthony Gagliardi, casting is by Michael Donovan Casting and the production stage manager is Molly McGraw.

The International City Theatre is located at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit InternationalCityTheatre.org or phone (562) 436-4610.

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