Spencer Spaulding and Elizabeth Gee rehearse a scene from the upcoming Madison Consolidated High School production of The Crucible. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
Spencer Spaulding and Elizabeth Gee rehearse a scene from the upcoming Madison Consolidated High School production of The Crucible. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
Madison Consolidated High School is opening its 2013-2014 theater season with the classic Arthur Miller drama, "The Crucible."

The play is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts Bay during the 1690s.

The play is about the reaction in a town after a group of girls are caught by the town's minister. Rev.Parris, as they are dancing in the forest with a slave.

Parris' daughter, Betty, was one of the girls caught dancing. She falls into a coma-like state and it causes the town to erupt with rumors of witchcraft.

Aaron Kelsey, director of Madison's Fine Arts Academy and drama teacher, is directing the play.

"We just try to do a wide variety of genres," Kelsey said about the play. "It's a good piece for them to do, because it makes them practice really listening to each other."

Showtime is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Promotional posters for the play rate it as a PG-13 performance.

Cast members include: Spencer Spaulding as John Proctor, Anya Fellenz as Elizabeth Proctor, Elizabeth Gee as Abigail Williams, Sam McIlvain as Gov. Danforth, Alex Simmons as Rev. Parris: Elijah Pahls as Rev. Hale, Max McGee as Corey Giles, Karrington True as Mary Warren, Mikayla George as Tituba, Reagan Maginn as Thomas Putnam, Claire Lostutter as Rebecca Nurse, Austin Brady as Judge Hawthorne, Trey Jones as Francis Nurse, Aleah Cutshall as Betty Parris, Abby Wynn as Sara Good, Cole Callahan as Ezekiel Cheever, Chloe Turner as Ann Putnam, Hannah Miller as Mercy Warren, Hannah Rowlett as Susanna Wallcott, Tristan Kelsey as John Willard and Tim Swigger as Hopkins.

Olivia Swickard, Jack Karst, Lloyd Cassidy and Brooke Tucker are members of the crew.