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By Pamela Palmer
The Creswell Chronicle 

Cottage Theatre's 'The Crucible' moving, thought-provoking

 

June 14, 2018

PHOTOS PROVIDED/ COTTAGE THEATRE

Brittany Dreier (Elizabeth Proctor) and Kory Weimer (John Proctor) discuss their options during Cottage Theatre's production of "The Crucible."

Once again, Cottage Theatre proves fearless in their choice of productions. Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" is a powerful play addressing a subject as universal as it is personal: humankind's tendency to believe the worst in their fellow men and the disastrous consequences.

A crucible is defined as a place or occasion of severe test or trial. "The Crucible" is set in the year 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts – the Salem of the infamous witch trials. Miller's play was first performed in 1953, as an allegory about McCarthyism which put Miller in the crosshairs of the House Un-American Activities...



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