Wednesday, February 24, 2010

'The Crucible' like you've never seen it before

Brave New World Repertory returns to the stage this month with a new site-specific production of Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible,” directed by Claire Beckman, at the Old Stone House in JJ Byrne Park, at Fifth Avenue between Third & Fourth streets in Park Slope.

“The Crucible” is a 1953 dramatization of the Salem witchcraft trials, which took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory to McCarthyism, a time when the US government blacklisted accused communists. Miller himself was to be questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and was convicted of “contempt of Congress” for failing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

For this production, audiences are limited to 50 per show; admission is $18. Performance dates and times are March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.; March 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. and March 7 and 14 at 7 p.m.

For more, call 917-285-8911.


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