A drama by Arthur Miller
Thursday 17 May 2001 - Saturday 19 May 2001
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Carolyn Taylor
Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £6. Concessions £4.
Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.
The action takes place in the village of Salem, Massachusetts, USA in the year 1692. The crucible is based on real events and real people. A full transcript of the trial records is held in the Essex County Archive.
The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
Further information: www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/salem/
Photographs by kind permission of Joan Lee3 shows were performed over 3 days.