In Previews: Opens Nov 21 | 3h 0m | East Village

The Crucible (Bedlam)

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Must see, Ambitious

About the show

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.

3h 0m | In Previews: Opens Nov 21 | Connelly Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Must see, Ambitious
90
Avg Score

During previews
68
Slow, Unduly melodramatic, Overly mannered, Some poor acting, Disappointing

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.

During previews
98
Masterful, Profound, Must see, Ambitious, Absorbing

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

During previews
95
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an excellent interpretation of a classic play and creative staging.

Don't see it if you are not up to a long play.

Also well acted and really liked the simplicity of the staging with very ef... Read more Read less

During previews
92
Great playwright (arthur miller!), excellent ensemble performance, engaging, thought-provoking, resonant

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.

Also I thought the comedic elements at the beginning were very odd and out ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

Also This was a very accessible production and I would say true to the play... Read more Read less

During previews
92
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Bedlam always delivers on innovative interpretations.

Don't see it if Just over 3 hours

During previews
95
Funny, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever

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.

During previews
100
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You’re up for a lively, innovative staging of a classic American tragedy, with superb performances from the lead actors.

Don't see it if You’re in the mood for lighter fare.


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