Reading of The Crucible to mark Theatre Day celebrations at Jagriti

Jagriti Theatre will celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27 by bringing to the stage a reading of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Arundhati Raja, the founder-trustee of Jagriti and director of the play says The Crucible was chosen because of its relevance in society today.

Jagriti Theatre presents a dramatised reading of The Crucible on World Theatre Day

This Sunday is World Theatre Day, and several theatre artistes and performers in the city plan to celebrate the occasion with interesting and unique events. One such show is The Crucible - Rehearsed Reading. The 1953 play by Arthur Miller, which won the Tony Award for Best Play, is a fictional dramatic account of the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts during the late 1600s. The show is a dramatised reading and will be presented by an ensemble of 18 actors and directed by Arundhati Raja.

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Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.