Runnels Theatre presents a three-night run of Arthur Miller's classic 1953 play The Crucible—the gripping, partially fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances at The Runnels School.
Runnels' production of Miller's iconic play transports audiences from the Gladys Hague Runnels Auditorium to the Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1692-'93, when the young colony was gripped by a mass hysteria that led to hundreds of people being accused of witchcraft. Fourteen women and five men were executed. Miller's play, which was first performed in 1953, was written as an allegory for the McCarthyism that was sweeping country at the time. It is regarded as one of the most important American plays of all time.
Runnels junior high and high school drama students present three performances of The Crucible at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, October 26—27, and 2 pm Sunday, October 28 on the Runnels School campus, 17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Rd. $10 adults, $8 students.