(April 12, 2010)--The UTSA Department of English Drama Through Performance Troupe will present performances of Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible' at 7 p.m. April 15-17 and 2 p.m. April 18 in the Buena Vista Theater (1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Written in 1953, "The Crucible" is a dramatization of the Salem witchcraft trials in Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory to McCarthyism in the 1950s, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for failing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.
The UTSA production is directed by Susan Arias, lecturer in the Department of English, and produced by Bridget Drinka, chair of the Department of English.
Cast and production members include The Thespian Club, Juan Contreras, Omar Quimbaya, Stephanie Crain, Trevor Johnican, Norma Villa, Chris Mery, Carlos Gerardo Saenz, Sarah Phillips, Sloane Hughlett, Katrice Simmons, Carolyn King, Jacob Phillip Holmes, Lacole Spraggins, Eric Repp, Matthew Underwood, Meg Edyvean, Robert Torres, Kristen DeGroot, Nirav Bhakta, Matthew Leon, Christina Coronado, Will Broderick, Jason Garza, Jason Blum, Jannette Monteith and Abigail Williams.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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