The Crucible

September 1 – October 8, 2011

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Gordon Edelstein


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Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Presented for the first time at Hartford Stage, Arthur Miller’s gripping drama of a community stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. At first, the idea that Goody Proctor is a witch is only an absurd rumor, but the accusations of mischievous girls gradually take possession of Salem, and good people of pious nature are condemning other good people to the gallows. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.