Texas Theatre and Dance presents The Crucible
When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, fear and suspicion take hold of the 17th century town of Salem. Accusations of witchcraft turn neighbor against neighbor. The malicious trials that follow reflect the mob psychology of a community paralyzed by terror.
The Crucible was originally written as an allegory for 1950s McCarthyism and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which accused thousands of Americans of being communists or communist sympathizers.
Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece, an indictment of intolerance and greed, continues to resonate in our contemporary society.