The Crucible

The Crucible

 

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The Crucible

The year is 1692, the location is Salem, Massachusetts. A group of young girls led by the reverend’s niece, Abigail, are found dancing in the woods. When discovered by the reverend, his daughter falls ill. The next day, it’s discovered that another family’s child has similar symptoms, Ruth Putnam. The Putnam’s have notoriously lost most of their children at birth, so when their only living child starts to wither, they demand answers. In order to determine the cause of their illness, Abigail leads the puritans to believe that witches are to blame. This fear causes the community to irrationally being suspicious of their own neighbors. Other than avoiding punishment, Abigail has an alternative motive to accusing the Salem women, John Proctor. Before the events of the play, Abigail had an affair with John Proctor, so once she gets full control of the town, she can rip John’s wife, Elizabeth, away from the world. Withe the entire town ignorant to Abigail’s true goals, their fear and wrath become more powerful of a force than witchcraft could ever be. With neighbor turning on neighbor, the townspeople are left wondering “who’s next?” At first, the accused are the poor and homeless, the ones who have strayed from the community’s belief. Then the unimaginable happens, the two pillars of Puritan belief’s and God’s teachings, Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse, are put under arrest. After being accused, Elizabeth Proctor is tested on her knowledge of her husband’s affair. She protects him and unwittingly cause his arrest. John Ultimately has to decide to confess to witchcraft in order to live or be sent to premature death. Based off a true historical event, altered to mirror events in his life over 200 years later and referenced by politicians today, Arthur Miller’s American Classic is as timely as ever.

Performances:

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

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Start:
November 15
End:
November 16
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