Valley High School Presents “The Crucible”


Valley High School’s Theatre Department presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a fictional retelling of the Salem Witch Trials, as its fall play.

Directed by Valley drama teacher Stacy Hansen, “The Crucible” features seniors Masha Smirnova as Betty Parris, Matthew Hrdlicka as Reverend Samuel Parris, Pearl Tate as Tituba, and Lily DeTaeye as Abigail Williams. Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School students and staff make up the rest of the cast, crew and musicians, with seniors Kathryn Catellier as head stage manager, Grant Hillenbrand as head production assistant, Cody Thompson as master carpenter, and Sam Berry as master electrician. Senior Curtis Craven is featured as a drummer, and senior Olympia Manning will be performing as a violinist.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 8, in the Staplin Performing Arts Center, Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines. Tickets are $7 and $10, and can purchased through MIDWESTIX at or by calling 515-244-2771.

This play is presented through special arrangement with the Dramatists Play Service, Inc., in New York. Don’t miss out on your chance to see it!

Full Cast and Crew List