Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Xavier University Department of Music & Theatre Announce Co-Production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Brian Isaac Phillips, CSC's Producing Artistic Director and Stephen Skiles, Xavier's Director of Theatre are thrilled to co-produce this powerful classic play. | February 21, 2013

CINCINNATI, February 21, 2013—Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Xavier University’s Department of Music & Theatre are proud to announce a co-production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”. This production will be directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and will feature actors from CSC’s Resident Ensemble as well as Xavier University students.

In Salem in the late 1600s, a group of young girls accuse others of witchcraft sparking an alarming series of events. The leaders of the church respond with suspicion and put those accused on trial for their lives ultimately leaving a town in fear, and the man at the center of it all questioning his faith and morality. One of the greatest American plays of all time and winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this heart-pounding drama is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

Performances of “The Crucible” are scheduled from October 25- November 3, 2013 at the Xavier University Gallagher Student Center Theatre. Single ticket prices are $30 for adults, $26 for seniors, $20 for Xavier faculty/staff and only $15 for students. Tickets will go on sale March 3 and are available through the Xavier University Box Office’s website at:

For more information on “The Crucible” or for interviews with any member of the cast, crew or company, contact Jeanna Vella, Director of Education and Communications as or 513.381.2273 ext. 3202, or visit

About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season. CSC employs a resident company of actors and artists who live and work in Cincinnati year-round, and performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs see an average of 18,000 students each season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street. This season, CSC is proud to become one of only five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

About Cincinnati Shakespeare’s 20th Anniversary Season:

The 20th Anniversary is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The season design sponsor is Judge Mark Painter. Production dates and info on the 20th Anniversary are available online at