The Crucible

Performance Dates

Arthur Miller's classic 1953 play about the Salem witch trials spoke truth to power and lit a blazing candle against the "Red Scare" rather than cursing its darkness. 65 years later it comes to the Olney stage for the first time. In Salem of 1692, unseen and unseeable evil stalks the town, threatening to destory the lives and eternal souls of the God-fearing colonists. A clique of young girls are the only ones capable of unmasking the terror allegedly caused by hidden witches and devil's consorts. Embraced by ecclesiastical and political powers, the girls' reign of terror settles old scores, uncovers ugly truths and leaves a trail of carnage. The Crucible maintains its power today for its masterful language, flawed heroes and the timeless reminder of what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Ezekiel Cheever
Mercy Lewis
Rebecca Nurse
Marshal Herrick
John Proctor
Mrs. Ann Putnam and Sarah Good
Giles Corey
Thomas Putnam and Hopkins
Deputy Governor Danforth
Reverend John Hale
Susanna Walcott
Betty Parris
Betty Parris
Mary Warren
Reverend Parris
Abigail Williams
Judge Hathorne
Elizabeth Proctor

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