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AvH recognizes the importance of drama and performing arts in education. Since 2007, the avhTheater group puts on a yearly performance in German ranging from comedy to drama where students can develop self-expression, creativity, and confidence that carries through to other aspects of their character. Theatre allows students to communicate with and understand others in new ways and it helps to develop tolerance and empathy.
“Hexenjagd” – March 17 and 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m. POSTPONED
Arthur Miller: The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a play that blurs boundaries. What is truth, what is perception? What is supernatural, what is human? When Pastor Parris watches young girls in the forest doing ritual dances and some of them fall into a strange trance the next day, the matter is clear: this is a case of the devil. The group of young girls, led by Abigail Williams, is apparently in connection with a higher power, which gives them attention and prestige. They are spreading hysteria with their claim to be able to recognise witches. The climate in Salem is changing, fear is spreading, neighbours are accusing neighbours – but besides religious interests, economic and erotic interests also come into play. There are persecutions, witch-hunts. The authorities act, a court is appointed, more and more people are convicted and hanged. John Proctor tries to save himself and others and accuses the girls. But these girls are not so easily beaten…