Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Bloomsburg University BU Players group to perform "John Proctor is the Villian"
Bloomsburg, PA (10/20/2021) — The BU Players at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania present John Proctor is the Villain from Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Saturday Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg.
Written by Kimberly Belflower and directed by BU faculty member KC MacMillan, John Proctor is the Villain is set in a Georgia high school English class that is studying the seminal American classic, The Crucible.
However, as scandal swirls in their community, the English assignment becomes uncomfortably relevant for the students. The line between witch and heroine blurs in this post-Me-Too examination of power, love, and sex education.
Throughout the play, the students navigate their personal lives, finding connections between what they are studying in class and their personal lives. It encourages the destigmatization of female desire through frank conversations about the characters' desires and experiences.
Tickets are free for BU students with ID, $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Arts in Bloom Box Office in the Haas Center for the Arts Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the theater one hour before each performance.
The Bloomsburg University Community Government Association sponsors John Proctor is the Villain.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,800 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.