by Arthur Miller
Set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, an enclave of settlers fight to survive and coexist on the edge of the wilderness. Unified by the grip of a shared Puritanical faith, the residents live with rigid piety and fear of God’s judgment. But in Miller's masterpiece, those beliefs lead to poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft. As paranoia spreads, the accusations multiply, consuming the entire village and beyond.
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, and produced at a time when America was gripped by the new epidemic of McCarthyism, "The Crucible" brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. With contemporary cries and accusations of political witch hunts echoing through our own times, "The Crucible" provides an apt and haunting examination of groupthink and mob mentality.
Feb. 17 & 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 15, 16, 22, & 23 at 7:30 p.m.
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