14/06/16 - 15/06/16
Venue: The Forum Studio Theatre
The Performing Arts Department at the University of Chester presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Directed by Shelley Piasecka. January 1953. The Korean War is nearing its conclusion, the United States are years from the Vietnam War and Arthur Millerâ€™s The Crucible is first performed. This production reimagines the Salem Witch Trials as happening in 1953, while the US is gripped by fear in the Cold War and where tensions are quick to spread and divide. The play asks, are we free of the hysteria that plagued Salem in 1692 and indeed the US in the 1950s?