‘The Crucible’

‘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.


Commonwealth Theatre Center
Times vary | $8-$15

About the Author

‘The Crucible’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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