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A free staged reading of “The Crucible” planned for Nov. 15

A free staged reading of “The Crucible” planned for Nov. 15

The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department will present a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the LMC Mendel Center Hanson Theatre on the Benton Harbor Campus. The free event is open to the public. Tickets are not required.

This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. It is directed by Kelsey Trux and features LMC Visual & Performing Arts students.

The staged reading is offered as a special event in conjunction with the fall play production of “John Proctor is the Villain.” Performances for that show are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18 and 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Hanson Theatre. Tickets for “John Proctor is the Villain” are available at

For more information about the Visual and Performing Arts department and performances, visit, email, or call 269-927-8876.

THE CRUCIBLE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.

About the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department
The Visual & Performing Arts Department allows students to reach new levels of excellence through classroom instruction and public performance. Many programs, including theatre, instrumental and vocal music, and dance, are based in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, the only performing arts center of its kind in Southwest Michigan. Here, LMC students have opportunities to study the performing arts in a venue that attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually. Programs including drawing, painting, and graphic design allow students to explore the possibilities in the visual arts.

Auditions are held for select ensembles that perform on the same stages as world-renowned touring acts. Students in any major also have opportunities to audition for Broadway musicals and plays and join two different vocal ensembles, string and wind ensembles, a pop-rock ensemble, a drumline, and a jazz band. One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a team of highly qualified faculty that bring real-world expertise to the classroom. 

Posted November 03, 2023

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