By Arthur Miller
Generously sponsored by
Judge & Mrs. Jed Q. Beebe
Nancy K. Johnson
Ron & Mary Nanning
The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
Arthur Miller’s thrilling dramatic masterpiece about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, Massachusetts is both a gripping historical play and a strikingly timely social parable for today.
Inspired by real events, the story centers on a farmer, his wife, and a former servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft.
The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie - and it is here that the monstrous course of deceit and religious hysteria is set into terrifying motion. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself swept up in the runaway witch-hunt and ultimately must face the atrocious decision between preserving his integrity or saving his life.
1953 Tony Award - Best Play