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PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Puts the Spark Back into Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

crucible. A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the 40th anniversary of its professional residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a production of The Crucible — last produced by the UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence in… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

The Crucible at PlayMakers Rep Is Arthur Miller’s Cautionary Tale About the Salem Witch Trials’ Rush to Judgment

For the second production of its 2016-17 mainstage season, PlayMakers Repertory Company is staging a modern-dress theater-in-the-round production of The Crucible a timely topical drama by American dramatist, screenwriter, and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), on Oct. 19-23, and 25-30 and Nov. 1-4 and 6 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre will present "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller on April 13-15, 19-22, and 26-29 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller Is a Cautionary Tale About the Salem Witch Trials’ Rush to Judgment

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage a community-theater presentation of “The Crucible” by American dramatist and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), a cautionary tale about the rush to judgment at the Salem Witch Trials (1692-93), on April 13-15, 19-22, and 26-29. The play is a parable of moral courage in a time of intolerance and mass hysteria, when the criminal justice system was perverted by a few individuals seeking public vengeance and/or private personal gain.