by Arthur Miller
Feb 18th – 28th, 1998
The Lab, 8 Britain St.
Those familiar spirits…
The Crucible focuses primarily on two stories: the Salem Witch trials of 1692 Massachusetts, and the private life of John Proctor. It then explores the consequences when the private and social worlds slowly collide in an arena of repression brought about by individual guilt, mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil.
An exciting exercise in Expressionism, this production will render this contemporary classic into various “scenarios” and travel beyond the repression of 1692 Salem to other examples throughout history. Character identity will be broken down into a more anonymous presentation by eliminating casting-bias based on gender or sexual orientation.