Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible' returns to Broadway in a new production directed by acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove, who has an inventive take on this timeless parable of morality and intolerance. More…
Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, Arthur Miller's allegorical play focuses on a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant girl who accuses the wife of witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to expose her lie but instead gets caught up in whirlwind of bigotry and deceit as he too is accused and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
See it if you want to experience this rarely performed classic. Even thru the fog of poor direction, you'll glimpse the fascinating, intelligent play.
Don't see it if you want to see Miller's vision. TC is historically based (Salem and McCarthyism) which is lost here. Great actors wasted, boring set. Meh.
See it if You like a good intelligent, thought provoking story told in an interesting different style.
Don't see it if You don't like any changes to the classics. This is not like any Crucible you've ever seen!
See it if if you like the story. If you like Arthur Miller. Real good acting, staging.
Don't see it if slow at times, can get confusing if not watched carefully.
See it if This is an important show for you. I found it slow and plodding despite the clearly evident talent on stage.
Don't see it if Aren't a fan of language heavy classics
See it if You enjoy great literature and want to be riveted to the stage. I loved Ivan Van Hove's interpretation.
Don't see it if You prefer a lighter subject, or a more cautious director.
See it if you have never seen Arthur Miller's timeless masterpiece or want a powerful reminder of why the story still resonates.
Don't see it if you can't get past the heavy-handed, enigmatic direction by the otherwise imaginative & clever Ivo van Hove. (Why do they fly? Why a wolf?)
See it if you'd like a fresh take on the Miller play that forces you to listen to the lines and use imagination, good performances, stunning images
Don't see it if you're tired of the play and don't think it can say anything new to you, don't liek van Hove's style which plants play in unusual setting
See it if you never read it or saw it. Some of the production choices change the original intent of the play but it is still an thought provoking show
Don't see it if you remember other productions or studied it in school.
See it if you want to see a great, extremely well-acted production of what must be one of the best plays ever written.
Don't see it if you don't want to be upset (in the best way) for close to 3 hours.
See it if You want to see one of the great American plays. You're a fan of Saoirse Ronan. You've already read/seen The Crucible.
Don't see it if You've never seen/read The Crucible. You want directing & staging that makes sense: lots of odd choices that don't enhance the play.
See it if you're interested in serious, moody shows with a hint of the supernatural, or if you're into true stories.
Don't see it if you're turned off by nontraditional interpretations of classic works, or you're just looking for a laugh.
See it if You love the play itself and don't mind an atypical production.
Don't see it if You have incredibly fond memories of the last revival and/or disliked Ivo van Hove's previous productions.
See it if you are a fan of Arthur Miller, Ivo van Hove and Phillip Glass, you like excellent acting and an extremely intense final 15 minutes.
Don't see it if you do not like gimmicky, pretentious, unnecessary effects and a slow first act.
See it if you want to fall asleep, you are only interested in seeing the talented ensemble of actors live
Don't see it if you loved Ivo van Hove's other recent works and don't want to be disappointed
See it if you want to be astounded by one actor/character rising above all others and the material: Ben Whishaw. He equaled Liam Neeson. Hard to do.
Don't see it if you are not willing to watch a black hole for Abigail Williams. you didn't like View from a Bridge. Want muted Ciaran Hinds/Sophie Okeneedo
See it if you want to see an exciting new perspective on one of Miller's great plays.
Don't see it if you don't care about new visions of great American classics.
See it if You like Arthur Miller. Super acting. Salem witch trials mimic McCarthy era in USA. Wrongly accused. Intelligent drama important story.
Don't see it if You don't want to think. No sets or costumes to speak of. Directors choice of bare bones does not work for me. The acting and words save it
See it if Classic play with great acting performances all around; strange, symbolic imagery and modern dress were interesting directorial choices.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a long play; the schoolroom setting and modern dress did not enhance the story for me.
See it if You want to see an original take on a classic play. Great staging.Terrific performances by outstanding cast.
Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained by an absorbing production of an American classic
See it if You are interested in a methodical retelling of a classic work. Or if you really like Ivan van hove's distinctive style
Don't see it if You are opposed to modernist interpretations. You are super into dry storytelling
See it if you're a fan of directors overdone and under-thought take on a classic you know well to spend the entire time going "huh what?"
Don't see it if you don't want the entire point and thesis of a play to be undermined. Or if bad accents bother you.