Bedlam presents a new staging of Arthur Miller's classic take on the Salem witch trials. More…
From the show:
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 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.
See it if You have never seen “The Crucible” and are willing to see a lesser production in order to see it on stage.
Don't see it if Like me, you love the play, but don’t want to see it mangled by any overly stylized, almost Brechtian take on the play.
See it if An incredible show to rival Bedlam “classics”. Fantastic staging, laser sharp interpretation of the play and terrific ensemble performance
Don't see it if You are afraid of “difficult” or simply long plays
See it if you’re interested in a classic, American tragedy with creative, lively staging and excellent performances by the entire cast.
Don't see it if a 3-hr drama is too much for you or you prefer lighter fare. This is Arthur Miller, after all.
See it if You want to see a well directed/acted, absorbing , clearly understandable version of this play, with some controlled "Bedlam-y" aspects.
Don't see it if A three hour investment is too much for you, and/or you prefer lighter fare.
See it if You are familiar with the play and open to the idea of a fresh take. You're a fan of both narrative and representational work.
Don't see it if You're wearing a tank top - the theater is freezing - or if you're habitually late. They start promptly and latecomers must wait 30 min.