Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, "The Crucible" is an ageless true story of fear, greed and power written by one of the greatest American playwrights of all time. When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the 17th century town of Salem, MA explodes with accusations of witchcraft. The vicious trials that follow expose a community paralyzed by terror, religious extremism and greed, and a marriage forever changed. Miller composed "The Crucible" as a dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials, with the witch trials standing in for the anticommunist "witch-hunts" of the 1950s during the McCarthy era. As with the alleged witches of Salem, suspected Communists were encouraged to confess and identify other Communist sympathizers to escape punishment. Many of those accused of Communism suffered loss of employment and/or destruction of their careers; some even suffered imprisonment.
“In my view, the theme of The Crucible is relevant to any period. It reveals the strengths and flaws of us as a human race - our pride; our struggles to accept people and ideas different from us, and our inclination to point fingers at people we fear." said director Sarah Stoffle.
Alpharetta High School will be performing The Crucible in the Alpharetta High School Performing Arts Center (3595 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005) on October 20th and 21st at 7pm. All tickets are $10. Tickets and seating can be purchased in advance through www.seatyourself.biz/alphaproductions. For more information visit www.alphatheater.com.