About this Event
407 Alumni Rd, Rochester, NY 14627https://www.sas.rochester.edu/theatre/productions/current/the-crucible/index.html #URochesterArts
By Arthur Miller
Director & Scenic Design by Nigel Maister
Costume Design by Lux Haac
Lighting Design by Jeff Adelberg
Sound Design & Original Music by Obadiah Eaves
Shape Note Singing Coaching by Ian Quinn
Fight Direction by J David Brimmer
Acting & Voice Coaching by Sara Bickweat Penner
December 1–10, 2022
Arthur Miller’s searing modern masterpiece is commonly considered a response to the “red scare” and Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee activities. But the portrayal of a community riven by misinformation and superstition, conspiracies, intolerance, and deceit—both internal and external—resonate forcefully in 21st century America. When accusations of witchcraft spread like a viral scourge through 17th Century Salem, MA, no one remains immune. Friends turn on friends; neighbor on neighbor; lovers on beloveds; husbands on wives; servants on masters. Innuendo, rumor, and hearsay become accepted “truth” when propped up by the religious and political powers that stand to gain from them. Miller’s magnificent achievement is to distill history, politics, and religion into a single devastating portrait of a flawed, deeply human individual trying to save his marriage, his soul, and his name in the face of a world that has lost its center and its senses.
December 1 at 7 p.m. (Join us for OPENING NIGHT!)
December 2 at 7 p.m. (IPA NIGHT: Join us for a reception with the Cast after the show!)
December 3 at 7 p.m.
December 4 at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
December 8 at 7 p.m.
December 9 at 7 p.m.
December 10 at 7 p.m. (Don't Miss Out! CLOSING NIGHT!)
***All University of Rochester student tickets are free. For free tickets, only retrivable at the door. 1 hour before showtime ...while supplies last. (Guaranteed reserved tickets can still be purchased for $8 online.)