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The Crucible

Full Length, Drama
10 men, 10 women
Total Cast: 20, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4318-2

This play is available as a Signature Acting Edition.
MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A required Production Package consisting of 20 Acting Editions, 2 Stage Manager Editions, 2 Director’s Editions, and a Logo Pack is required for production. A one-time nonprofessional fee of $435 (plus shipping and handling) will be added.
Recipient of the 1953 Tony Award® for Best Play.

THE STORY: Widely considered a masterpiece, this timeless classic challenges American ideas of power, intolerance, and justice. In the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts, a servant girl accuses a farmer’s wife of witchcraft. One accusation spirals into many, uncovering a web of bigotry and deceit that changes their lives forever. Among the most produced plays since its 1953 debut, THE CRUCIBLE is both a gripping historical drama and an evergreen parable of contemporary society.
“THE CRUCIBLE continues to be mounted and taught worldwide because it speaks to universal fears of social isolation and the unknown—fears especially present in a rapidly changing world…” —The New York Times.

“…shattering…both massive and humane, as much a chiseled monument as a gut-bucket suspense story. …How firmly, yet how gracefully, Miller’s sturdy words and warnings still hold the stage.” —Los Angeles Times.

“Although this political thriller was written in response to America’s mid-20th-century fever of McCarthyite witch hunts and the naming of names, there has…never been a time when the play was not relevant.” —Variety.