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John Proctor Is the Villain

Department of Theatre & Drama

November 21, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Michigan League, 911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Written soon after the #MeToo movement entered the national conversation, this momentous, touching, and laugh-out-loud funny play explores themes of trust, betrayal, and the abuse of power as experienced by a group of high school friends. Set in a small Georgia town where everybody knows everybody else’s business, John Proctor Is the Villain focuses on the students in a high school literature class, and particularly on a group of girls who have strong and sometimes complicated friendships with each other. As the students discuss Arthur Miller’s The Crucible with their beloved teacher Mr. Smith – and as they explore, in an after-school club, what feminism means to them – they begin to see echoes between this classic American play about the Salem witch trials and events unfolding in their world. As those events come to a shocking climax, their assessment of the heroes and villains in The Crucible, and in their own lives, changes forever.

Written by Kimberly Belflower
Directed by Halena Kays

Recommended Ages: 15+

Content Advisory Tickets Required Central Campus
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