By Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Fry
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.
The running time for The Crucible is approximately three hours and includes one intermission. The Crucible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.
This production of The Crucible would not be possible without the extraordinary talents of co-directors Robert Ramirez and Jess Shoemaker who guided the production through the final weeks to opening night. The Department of Theatre and Dance is very grateful for their extraordinary contributions.
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.
Reviews and Inside Look
- Young cast shines in somewhat updated, still problematic 'Crucible' - Austin-American Statesman
- UT Dept. of Theatre and Dance's The Crucible - The Austin Chronicle
- UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLE - Broadway World
- Meet the Cast: The Crucible - OFF BOOK: A Theatre and Dance Blog