Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2017-18 season with the Tony Award-winning classic The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre Feb. 22 through March 4.
When the daughter of the local reverend falls into a mysterious coma, the town of Salem, MA finds itself plunged into a state of suspicion and fear. The young women accuse citizens in the town of witchcraft. The lies spread like wildfire until it is too late to admit the truth. Written in 1952 in the wake of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, Miller’s classic tale of persecution and fear remains poignant and relevant today. Whose voices are heard in society now and whose are silenced? How does fear used as a political tool? When do lies have more power than the truth?
Evening performances start at 7:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances are at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $10- $33: crt.uconn.edu; 860-486-2113.