Seton Hill University Presents The Crucible PSA
Accusations. Blacklisting. Purges. Arthur Miller combated Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist witch-hunts by revising Puritans mass hysteria over witchcraft in old Salem. His chilling drama is both a gripping chronicle and a timely parable of the fatal consequences of fraudulent allegations and slanderous attacks. It is a tale about John Proctor, a young farmer, his wife Elizabeth and their young servant girl who maliciously causes Elizabeth’s arrest for witchcraft. He brings the girl to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is frighteningly depicted. Instead of saving wife, Proctor finds himself also accused and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. “A Powerful Drama,” said the New York Times.
All performances are staged in Reeves Theatre on the College campus. Tickets are $12; group rates are $10 for 16 or more. Reservations are recommended. For group or individual reservations, contact the SHC Box Office at (724) 838-4241, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.