Bloomfield High School Presents “The Crucible”

THE CRUCIBLE

The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents their production of Arthur Miller’s drama “THE CRUCIBLE” this weekend, at Bloomfield College Westminster Arts Center. The play is produced and directed by Brandon E. Doemling, and features a cast of 26 Bloomfield High School students, supported by a crew of 13.

“The Crucible” is a drama that depicts the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, but Miller wrote the play (which premiered on Broadway in January of 1953), as a not-so-thinly veiled allegory to the concurrent Second Red Scare. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s hearings, that aggressively sought to ferret out communists and communist sympathizers, began in the spring of the following year. Miller’s play was met with largely hostile reviews when it opened, but went on to win the Tony for Best Play, and has become a staple of the American theatre canon.

The Crucible
When: Thursday, Nov. 20, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. on November 20, 21, and 22
Where: Bloomfield College Westminster Arts Center/Van Fossan Theatre, 467 Franklin Street, Bloomfield
Cost: Tickets $10, general admission seating, may be purchased at the door.

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