Arthur Miller's Witch-Hunt Drama The Crucible at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
Set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and written in direct response to the McCarthy communism trials in the 1950s, Arthur Miller's scathing indictment of groupthink and human paranoia is recognized as one of the great American dramas. This gripping tale of a community torn apart by accusations of witchcraft is a master study on the way jealousy and fear can twist even the most innocent among us. But it is also a testament to the unconquerable strength of the human spirit, even when faced with terrible injustice. The Crucible won the Tony Award for Best Play on its debut and went on to become a central work in the American theater canon.
The Crucible – Arthur Miller’s classic American play is revived with an all new production on the Emerson Umbrella Stage. Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw.