About This Show
Since its premiere in 1953, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a masterful and chilling portrayal of the historic Salem Witch Trials and an allegory for the rise of McCarthyism in the late 1940s, has rightfully become an American classic serving as both a cautionary tale and provocation that compels each generation to reflect upon the harrowing world it portrays.
The people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of distrustful and escalating misinterpretations after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods. Rather than face consequences for their actions, the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until neighbor turns against neighbor, whispers become testimony, fabrications become facts, and a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide the fate of all those around her. As the hearts of the townsfolk become poisoned, even stouthearted and virtuous farmer and family man John Proctor is falsely accused of witchcraft and must fight a corrupt court to protect his good name.
School performance tickets are available by visiting our Steppenwolf for Young Adults page. Performances Tuesday – Friday at 10am are reserved for school groups only.