The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Sharon Andrews.
This searing play is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to intentionally resonate with the Red Scare and McCarthy hearings and, of course, it does so brilliantly. But the resonance doesn’t end there. How often have we heard the words “witch hunt” tossed around recently? How many examples of whipped up mass hysteria scroll past our news feeds? How do we respond to standing up for one’s beliefs when the belief may be a lie and the lie destroys lives? The Crucible is a powerfully entertaining drama that resonates just as deeply now as it did in the 1950’s.
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1,2 & 7-9; 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 & 10.
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Scales Fine Arts Center, Tedford Stage
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106