The Crucible
Written by Arthur Miller
Mar 31 - Apr 03, 2015
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Ballroom of the Americas

The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller.  It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693.  Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists.  Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of "contempt of Congress" for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

As a special benefit to attending the April 1st performance, we will be hosting a Q&A with the Cast of the The Crucible after the performance.  This opportunity to learn more about the show and characters from the performers that brought them to life is included with the price of admission on Wednesday, April 1st.

In 1953, the same year the play had its debut, Miller wrote, "The Crucible is taken from history. No character is in the play who did not take a similar role in Salem, 1692."  Many of Miller's characters were based on people who had little in the public record other than their statements from the trials, but others survived to expand, recant, or comment on the role they played at Salem, including jury members, accusers, confessors, and judges.

  • Tue, Mar 31, 2015
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
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    Show Date
    03/31/15

  • Wed, Apr 01, 2015
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
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    Show Date
    04/01/15

  • Thu, Apr 02, 2015
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
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    Show Date
    04/02/15

  • Fri, Apr 03, 2015
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
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    Show Date
    04/03/15

* All tickets pre-ordered online are offered at a 17% discount ($2 off). Door price is the original list price.