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The Crucible

Performances: October 26 & 27, November 1 - 3, 2019
Written by Arthur Miller | Directed by Jared Griffin

In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony convicted and executed 19 people for witchcraft. Between June and September the court proceedings of the accused kept the village of Salem in the grips of terror, with up to 200 people between the ages of 5 and 80 accused by their neighbors of consorting with the devil. Eventually, colonial powers admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Ever since, the tragedy has puzzled and captivated generations of Americans, with Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony-award winning play The Crucible among the most popular retellings. 

The Kodiak Arts Council brought this uniquely American tale of fear, suspicion, and extremism to the Kodiak stage in the fall of 2019. Directed by Jared Griffin, the play grapples with questions of paranoia and mass hysteria in a striking interpretation.

The Crucible asks of us: in a world that has become hysterical, how do we retain our goodness? 

Character Profiles

Photos by Pam Foreman

Rehearsal Shots

Photos by Pam Foreman

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