This lack of nuance is conjoined early on by what we will say are strange choices when it comes to both sound and lighting — characters illuminated by either eerie music or thunder and lightning as they appear in doorways. And so we have a number of characters upon the stage bellowing at one another.
Marshal Herrick, depressed at having arrested so many of his neighbors, has turned to alcoholism. John Proctor comes to see what is wrong with Betty.
Towards the end of the play, he is betrayed by his niece Abigail and begins receiving death threats from angry relatives of the condemned. John attacks Abigail's character, revealing that she and the other girls were caught dancing naked in the woods by Rev.
Ann Putnam A rich and well-connected member of Salem's elite. Corey, Goody Nurse, and Goody Proctor. Abigail, standing quietly in a corner, witnesses all of this.
Peter Wild. The Crucible will run Novemberat p. In real life, Parris left Salem inthe year his wife, Elizabeth, died. The lead roles of John and Elizabeth Proctor, a couple trying to survive the insanity of the witch trials, are played by T.