'The Crucible' is a play written by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is set against the backdrop of the mad witch hunts of the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century. It is about a town, after accusations from a few girls, which begins a mad hunt for witches that did not exist. Many townspeople were hanged on charges of witchcraft. Miller brings out the absurdity of the incident with the theme of truth and righteousness. The theme is conveyed through the struggles of Miller’s main character, John Proctor.more...
In 1953, Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" ran on Broadway at the Martin Beck. Despite being a box office success and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, it was considered second-best to his prior "Death of a Salesman."
The original cast included Arthur Kennedy, E.G. Marshall, and Beatrice Straight, and Madaleine Sherwood
The Play was then adapted for the screen and starred Arthur Miller's son-in-law, Daniel Day-Lewis.
The most notable performance of the Arthur Miller's classic 'The Crucible' took place at the Holton Theatre in 2005. Critics raved that this truly was the best interpretation of the play ever to grace to stage. The extremely talented cast included
John Proctor........Tyler Bourke
Elizabeth Proctor...Emily Henochowicz
Abigail Williams....Sammie Nelson
Rev. John Hale......Derek Defensor
Mary Warren.........Cynthia Parmley
Governor Danforth...Taylor Stanley
Giles Corey.........Robert Parrish
Rev. Samuel Parris..Keith Rubin...
An Arawak slave woman who featured prominently in the Salem Witch Trials.more...
Her true origins are unknown, but she was brought to Barbados as a slave by adolescence and she was eventually purchased by businessman turned minister, Samuel Parris, and would later be brought to Salem Village, Massachusetts, and serve the Parris family, including caring for the children.
In early 1692, Elizabeth "Betty" Parris, age 9, and her cousin, 11-year-old Abigail Williams, began acting strangely, and several other girls in the community soon displayed the same symptoms. Convinced that it was witchcraft, the fanatical Parris grilled his daughter and niece until they named Tituba as the witch who afflicted them; as an Arawak slave woman in a Puritan community, she was very obvious and an easy target.
After the tes...