Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Crucible-Inspired Drama Abigail/1702, Starring Chloe Sevigny, Debuts June 27

By Adam Hetrick
27 Jun 2012

Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Abigail Williams seeks a new life in Boston in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Abigail/1702 — a new drama that explores the aftermath of Arthur Miller's The Crucible — which begins performances June 27 as part of the New York Stage and Film's 2012 Powerhouse season.

David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?) directs the suspenseful drama authored by Aguirre-Sacasa (American Psycho, Spider-Man, "Glee," "Big Love") that will run through July 8.

Here's how it's billed: "Ten years after the events of The Crucible, Abigail Williams is living under a new identity in Boston and haunted by her past. When a mysterious figure appears, she confronts Salem’s dark history head on and must atone for her role in it."

Joining Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "Boy's Don't Cry") are Patrick Heusinger (Next Fall) as John Brown, Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being Ernest) as Judge/Rev. Parris/Man in Gray Suit, Laila Robins (Heartbreak House) as Elizabeth/Margaret Hale and young actor  Lucas Pfeifer as Little Boy.



Presented on the Vassar College campus beginning in late June, the annual Powerhouse season workshops new plays and musicals before the public.

Click here to read Playbill.com's coverage of the 2012 Powerhouse season.

For tickets, phone (845) 437-5599 or visit Powerhouse.Vassar.edu.