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“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller

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Name: “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Event Description:
Directed by Jennifer S. Holmes Scenic & Lighting Designs by Brian Alan Reed Costume Design by Monica French The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. THE STORY: The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Location:
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
6760 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
Date/Time Information:
October 24 @ 7:30
October 25 @ 7:30
October 26 @ 2:00 & 7:30
October 27 @ 2:00
Contact Information:
E-Mail: boxoffice@whittier.edu Box Office Phone: 562-907-4203
Fees/Admission:
General $20 Student $10
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