PTD Productions presents THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, directed by Liz Greaves-Hoxsie, at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, May. 10 - 19, 2018. PTD has offered quality community theater since 1995 and welcomes lifelong theater-lovers & newbies, seniors & students, townies & out-of-towners, fans & skeptics, and everyone in between.
by Arthur Miller
directed by Liz Greaves-Hoxsie
The Crucible is the story of the eternal romantic triangle - wife, husband and mistress. The mistress is an under-aged servant, and so she is the ultimate powerless victim in a patriarchal theocracy - until she uses her charisma to become the most powerful person in her community. Based on the 17th century Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller intended The Crucible to be commentary on McCarthyism of the early 1950s. However, his play is also a timeless story of human beings in conflict, of society's quick rejection of those who have been labeled “the other”, of the brutality of the mob, and of the price of integrity.The Crucible has been a classic of American theater since 1953 when it received the Tony Award for Best Play. Ultimately,is a stirring drama written by a master playwright – one that speaks to human behavior in the past, the present and likely in the future.