The Crucible is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693, in a time when suspicion, hysteria, and fear gripped the Puritan towns of New England.
A timeless drama, Miller weaves a heart breaking story about society's assumptive actions in the face of ignorance, a universal theme that still rings true today. A master storyteller, Miller uses a strong cast of characters to show audiences the strength and power of the human spirit, its ability to light the way through the darkness when we are the only ones holding a candle.
The plot follows a group of teen girls, caught innocently dancing and conjuring "love potions" in the forest. Forced to tell lies about their actions and to name others involved, the play dramatically unfolds as other characters grapple with lies, suspicion and greed.
The play is directed by Mount Mercy's new Drama Coordinator, Nich Radcliffe.
Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for students and senior citizens, and $2 for children ages 12 and under. Group rates are available at the student price for parties of 10 or more. For more information, or to order tickets, call 319-363-8213 ext. 1229.
The McAuley Theater is located on the terrace level of McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.
UPDATE: "The Crucible" is now sold out Friday and Saturday nights! You can still get tickets for Sunday afternoon by calling 319-363-8213 ext. 1229.