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


(photo via UT Theatre & Dance)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

The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays-Sundays,
November 08 - November 19, 2017

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.