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The Crucible

  • Thompson Theater 110 Orchard Road Newark, DE 19716 (map)

The Crucible By Arthur Miller

Directed by Ben Barnes / MAR. 5 - MAR. 22

When a group of teenage girls is caught dancing naked in the woods outside of a tiny Puritan town in Massachusetts, an investigation into their adolescent mischief-making derails into madness and hysteria when accusations of witchcraft fly. As the Salem Witch Trials proceed, Miller’s classic drama winds fear, paranoia, lust, and greed into a real American tragedy. Written in 1953 under the shadow of McCarthyism, The Crucible cries out against zealotry, bigotry, and the willingness to turn on another for personal gain in a masterpiece that is a both a gripping historical play and a timely parable for our current society.

Earlier Event: February 24
City Council Meeting
Later Event: March 9
City Council Meeting