The College of Saint Elizabeth English Program presents Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Jennifer Mello, on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, at noon; and Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m., in Dolan Performance Hall in Annunciation Center on campus, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the door. Admission is free for CSE students, staff, faculty, and Sisters of Charity. For more information, contact Professor John Marlin at 908-290-4316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The play, which opened in 1953, is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. It was first performed on Broadway on January 22, 1953. Since that time, the play has become a classic and a central work in the canon of American drama.