The Crucible (Int'l)

by  Arthur Miller

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 10f

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

"A powerful drama." —NY Times.

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The Crucible (Int'l)

by  Arthur Miller

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 10f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway

Additional Info

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Religion

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Samuel French administers the international licensing rights for this title on behalf of ICM Partners. Specific territory rules apply.

Production

Details

  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

10m, 10f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915- 2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of A Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), A ...

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