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Arts & Entertainment - September 15, 2017

Classic for a reason

Los Altos Stage Company's 'The Crucible' is chilling and timeless

by Kaila Prins

It begins quietly, with white slabs of faux stone jutting out at odd angles and the faint sounds of nighttime. The audience is not ready when the child — the woman? — wanders onto the stage, and they become awkward onlookers to the half-started scene, unsure if they should be silent and reverent or finish their pre-show conversations until the lights fully dim. The scene presses, implicating the audience as accidental witnesses to this fiercely private moment in the dark of the woods. Thus begins the Los Altos Stage Company's chilling production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."

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