The WLU Hilltop Players proudly bring Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” to the stage. Boasting a cast of talented students the Hilltop Players will delight audiences with this production.
By Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller may be best know for Death of a Salesman, but some claim that there is no greater tragic protagonist than John Proctor. This play focuses upon the effects of his affair with a young servant-girl on his family and community. The girl, Abigail Williams, maliciously accuses his wife of witchcraft causing her arrest and the destruction of a town. Proctor finally brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. “A powerful drama.” —NY Times.
October 18-19; 25-27 at 7:30pm
October 28 at 3:00pm