‘Tis the month for tales of witch hunts, be it for the magical beings or politicians. Arthur Miller wrote this play of unfounded accusations back in 1953 and it stills packs a wallop today. While partly based on the 17th-century Salem witch trials, Miller set it up as a mirror to 1950s McCarthyism and the Red Scare. So whether you view it as a story about witches or a political one, it is still scary as hell.
THURSDAY, OCT. 12–21Commonwealth Theatre Center
Times vary | $8-$15