March 20th, 2015
The next production of our 30th anniversary season is the West Coast Premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Abigail/1702, an imagined sequel to Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This fascinating psychological thriller is directed by ICT’s Artistic Director/Producer, caryn desai. We are happy to announce the talented cast of this incredible production.
Jennifer Cannon will star as Abigail Williams after starring in My Fair Lady and Hamlet. Kevin Bailey, playing Paris and two other roles, was the original Scar in both the Broadway and Los Angeles casts of The Lion King and starred on Broadway opposite Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun. Ross Hellwig, cast to play John Brown, has starred on TV shows Numb3rs and Law & Order: SVU.
Performing multiple roles will be Michelle Holmes, who has won LA Drama Critics Circle Awards for The Crucible and Dreamgirls. Completing the cast will be Jace Febo, who has starred in Les Miserables. This cast will certainly make this show shine.
Abigail/1702 answers the question of what happened to Abigail Williams. It’s 1702, a decade after The Crucible‘s infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried “Witch!,” this thrilling next chapter finds Abigail living under an assumed name in a village far from Salem, trying to start afresh. But now her past is about to catch up with her.
Creating new works in theatre can be difficult. Having a cast like the one ICT has assembled for Abigail/1702 assures an extraordinary experience in the theatre.
Abigail/1702 runs April 29 – May 24. All performances are at International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.