Performance Photos by Brenham Portrait Gallery: THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, Unity Theater, Brenham

(Performance photos by Brenham Portrait Gallery)

In the spring of 1682 a Salem village reverend discovers a group of teenage girls dancing around a fire in the woods. When his daughter exhibits strange symptoms the next morning, the town becomes frenzied with talk of witchcraft.  Neighbor is pitted against neighbor and the deeply religious community is torn apart. The Crucible is a timeless parable about morality and the consequences when fear takes root in a community. The play won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and is considered a landmark work in the canon of American drama. 

Director: Kate Revnell-Smith

Sponsored by The Estate of Harley Ponder, Rich & Angela Austin, and David & Lynne Mahood

Under the direction of Unity’s Executive Artistic Director, Kate Revnell-Smith, this multi-talented cast will bring these characters to life on the Unity stage. With a cast of more than 20, the actors come from near and far: Laura Beth Bodensteiner as Mercy Lewis, Barry Brass as Francis Nurse, Brian Broome as Judge Hathorne, Gary Elliston as John Willard, Jeff Featherston as Thomas Putnam, Jordan Gaskamp as Hopkins (and Assistant Director), Alan Hall as Giles Corey, Piper Jones as Mary Warren, Bethany McCade as Ann Putnam, Shanae'a Rae Moore as Abigail Williams, Parker Murphy as Betty Parris, Crystal O'Brien as Elizabeth Proctor, Justin O'Brien as John Proctor, Sadie Grace Royer as Susanna Walcott, Jim Salners as Deputy Governor Danforth, Reid Self as Ezekiel Cheever, Kyle Sturdivant as Reverend Parris, Sloane Teagle as Tituba, Lisa Thomas as Rebecca Nurse, Bradley Winkler as Reverend Hale, and Leslie Wood as Sarah Good.


Guided by Revnell-Smith, the skilled design team will collaborate to bring the haunting and dramatic narrative of the play to life. The team includes Gretchen Brossa (Costume Design), Ryan Eisworth (Sound Design), David Gipson (Lighting Design), Lydia Hill (Assistant Stage Manager), Torsten Louis (Set Design), and Alan Will (Stage Manager). From the intricate costumes that capture the essence of the era to the immersive sound and lighting that heighten the tension, each member of the design team contributes their expertise to ensure a captivating and unforgettable theatrical experience.


The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Unity Theatre

February 08 - February 24, 2024
Unity Theatre
300 Church Road
Brenham, TX, 77833

February 8 – February 25, 2024

Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Unity Theatre, Brenham

Tickets available on January 29, 2024

Circle Member reservations commence on January 15, followed by subscriber reservations on January 22, and public sales on January 29. Curtain times for the performances are  Reservations are required, with tickets priced at $30. A preview performance will be held on Thursday, February 8, with tickets available at $23, and students can avail themselves of a discounted rate at $15.

To make reservations and purchase tickets, visit or call the Unity Theatre Box Office at 979-830-8358. See you at the theatre soon!