Courtesy Spoleto Festival USA
Scottish Ballet brings Arthur Miller's classic 1953 book to the stage next year
While we still have to wait until the new year for the full Spoleto Festival USA 2020 lineup, today the fest offered a little teaser of an opening weekend show: The Crucible
Scottish Ballet will perform The Crucible
May 22-24, 2020 at the Gaillard, accompanied by 18 members of the festival's orchestra performing a "haunting score."
This performance of The Crucible
is based on the 1953 play of the same name — a staple in any sophomore English class, if that helps jog your memory. Arthur Miller's The Crucible
explores the impact of the 17th century Salem Witch Trials, and we're excited to see how the Scottish Ballet translates that tale into dance.
In a press release Spoleto director Nigel Redden said, "Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
is as relevant today as it was when it was first written, and Helen Pickett’s electrifying choreography, performed by immensely talented dancers, is the perfect work to kick off the Festival’s 44th season."
The full Spoleto Festival USA 2020 lineup will be announced on Jan. 5, 2020, and tickets for The Crucible
and all other shows go on sale to the general public on Jan. 15. Become a donor and get access to early tickets starting Jan. 6.
Learn more online at spoletousa.org