The Crucible

A Library Theatre Production

First performed in 1952, and now a modern classic, “The Crucible” is Arther Miller’s most considerable work At the time of the orginal production, its re-telling of the story concerning the Salem Wiches in the Massachusetts of 1692 had a frightening relevance to the contemporary events of McCarthyism in the United States. The immediste political significance is not as strong, but a more perminant dramatic experience has emerged. in its narrative power its extraordinary use of language, its chilling picture of the destruction of personality by guilt, ‘The Crucible’ can resonably be described as one of the most profound and exciting products of the Modern theatre.