One of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history will be recreated in Sale Theatre Company’s Production of “The Crucible”. Set in 1692, it chronicles the events leading up the Salem witch hunts in Massachusetts that ended in the hanging of 30 women and several men for witchery.
Written in the 1950s by Arthur Miller in the middle of the cold war it becomes a thinly veiled criticism of McCarthy’s hunt for communists in the United States. It has become a wider sense of a government, mass hysteria and the persecution of minorities to create a sense of security among the majority.
Massachusetts 1692 – A group of girls cry “WITCH!” and the world will never be the same for the people of Salem.
“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller will be performed by the Sale Theatre Company. Directed by Steve Dwyer featuring locals Melesa Eldred as Elizabeth, Jen Bullers as Abigail and Lily Werner as Marry Warren.