by Arthur Miller

May 10–13 and 16–19, 2018

Directed by Liz Greaves-Hoxsie

The Crucible is the story of the eternal romantic triangle — wife, husband and mistress. The mistress is an under-aged servant, and so she is the ultimate powerless victim in a patriarchal theocracy — until she uses her charisma to become the most powerful person in her community. Based on the 17th century Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller intended The Crucible to be commentary on McCarthyism of the early 1950s. However, his play is also a timeless story of human beings in conflict, of society's quick rejection of those who have been labeled “the other,” of the brutality of the mob, and of the price of integrity. The Crucible has been a classic of American theatre since 1953 when it received the Tony Award for Best Play. Ultimately, it is a stirring drama written by a master playwright — one that speaks to human behavior in the past, the present and likely in the future.