Backstage Video: THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, University of Texas Theatre & Dance, November 8 - 19, 2017
Video produced by Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Texas at Austin
Accusations of witchcraft turn neighbor against neighbor in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. The malicious trials that follow reflect the mob psychology of a community paralyzed by terror, in which piety and righteousness are masks for malevolent greed and self-interest.
The Crucible was originally written as an allegory for 1950s McCarthyism and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which accused thousands of Americans of being communists or communist sympathizers.
Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning masterpiece continues to resonate in our contemporary society.
Directed by Michael Fry
November 08 - November 19, 2017
300 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX, 78712
Preview: November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dates: November 10, 12, 14-18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12, 18-19 at 2:00 p.m.