Hunger Theatre presents Arthur Miller's classic 1953 drama, which tells the (partially fictionalized) story of the Salem witch trials of 1692-93. More…
Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism – the anti-communist witch hunt against trade unionists, artists, and leftist activists which was in full swing at time of his writing the play.
See it if you're a Miller fan. TC is a powerful play, but needs cuts. Uneven acting abilities, altho all are capable. Evil of power abuse is relevant.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 3 hrs. Or dislike melodrama. Or get annoyed at OOB issues: hot room, bad lighting, bad sightlines, lost words to A/C roar.
See it if A classic Miller play. Has a bit of a different ending than what was the original. Good acting for the most part. Simple set directed well.
Don't see it if A close to three hour show. Uncomfortable seats . It gets slow at one point.if you want big staging, bigger production.
See it if you’d like to see a top-notch, bare-bones production of 1 of the great plays of the mid-20th century—& it still has the power to shake us!
Don't see it if you require a lush production: Hunger Theater works wonders on a shoestring budget.
See it if you can appreciate Miller's play with a near bare setting brilliantly performed by a mostly young group of actors. Well directed for space.
Don't see it if you have difficulty hearing softer voices projected away from you over an air conditioner. It is long play with a few very short slow spots.
See it if You want to see an old classic up close and personal with great acting
Don't see it if You are hoping for a big Broadway set. This set is very bare-bones. Be careful where you sit the light can be blinding
See it if You are in awe of Arthur Miller. You like a good scare.
Don't see it if TBH, I did think it was a little weird that the main characters were almost all men in a show about witches.
See it if Almost flawless. Not much more can be said about a great production of a classic play. Alison Wick appears to be a rising young talent
Don't see it if the climb to the inaccessible Access theater will leave you hospitalized. (Just kidding, there is a freight elevator behind the building)
See it if you appreciate iconic theatre regarding horrors of mass communal hysteria prompted by lies, greed, cravings by powerless for attention
Don't see it if you don’t want to be reminded of the parallels of immigrant or Islamaphobia, Me Too, Alt Right with McCarthyism and their effects on power
See it if you'd like to see a minimally staged, straightforward production of a great American play with good acting.
Don't see it if U dislike Arthur Miller; minimally staged plays in small theatres up 4 flights of stairs.U've seen 1st class fully-staged production of play
See it if Good barebones production of a powerful play. Some excellent performances, Good use of central stage area and minimal set pieces.
Don't see it if You can't deal with folding chairs with cushions. You are unforgiving if not all actors are up to par. Cordaro and Washington esp good.
See it if you want to be up close and personal with an authentic production of a very relevant play.
Don't see it if inconsistent acting annoys you--the women were excellent but the men overacted and their volume was way too loud for the small space.
See it if Standout acting performances, riveting drama, meaningful storytelling
Don't see it if Some parts are on the slow side; if the theatre set up would be too distracting for you (having audience on both sides of the stage)
See it if you like lean productions of classic plays with intense performances. This would be a great way to first see this play.
Don't see it if if you mind some iffy costuming choices particularly on John Proctor. This play is still highly relevant but it was a scarecrow argument.
See it if You want to see one of Arthur Miller’s most highly regarded classics performed. You can overlook the amateurish qualities of the production.
Don't see it if Four flight walk up. Bare set. Uneven acting. Folding chairs (cushioned.) My performance ran just over three hours.
See it if A solid, but bare bones production of a classic Arthur Miller play, witch-hunt, red scare allegory appeals to you.
Don't see it if You want a large production with any kind of substantial set. The chairs are uncomfortable. The costumes are sloppy. Very off, off Broadway.
See it if You want to know what The Crucible is about. This was a strong production although it started a bit slow. Intimate theatre. Commuted acting
Don't see it if You can’t climb 4 steep flights or sit through almost 3 hours. You don’t like small theaters. Or plays about Salem witch trials.
See it if You've never seen the crucible or haven't seen it in a while. It's a solid production
Don't see it if You don't want some uneven performances and pacing issues, especially in the first act. Want better staging; space didn't work well
See it if You want to see one of Arthur Miller’s plays brought to life by a large cast in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy. This was meaty— three hour production that was well done.
See it if You enjoy Arthur Miller’s plays, are interested in the witch trials and the circumstances that contributed to their happening
Don't see it if Cant sit through plays that are almost 3 h; are bothered by uncomfortable seats, sight lines, room temperature, loud ambient sound
See it if You love to support small, struggling theater companies
Don't see it if you want to SEE the play. With some performers shouting, others whispering, different acting styles, it's too distracting to try and watch.
See it if you want to know more about your heritage and appreciate engaging plays.
Don't see it if you do not like Arthur Miller's plays or to climb too many stairs...