Mar 1
—Aug 2, 2016

The Crucible


Walter Kerr Theatre
219 W. 48th St.
Manhattan, NY 10019

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Arthur Miller’s 1953 anti-McCarthyism classic is again brought to life in this latest staging at the Walter Kerr Theater. Miller dramatizes the Salem witch trials, when pervasive fear-mongering ensured no one was safe from suspicion in a small Massachusetts town. Through the prism of such hysteria, Miller uncovers the fevered paranoia that drove the House Un-American Activities Committee’s ruthless search for communists. Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo (A Raisin in the Sun) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) lead this star-filled ensemble cast. Acclaimed experimental musician Philip Glass scores this production helmed by groundbreaking director Ivo van Hove (Scenes from a Marriage, Angels in America).

Photo: Tagger Yancey IV
Type:  Play
Audience:  Not for younger children (5+)

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