The Crucible is a 1953 play by legendary American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized (and partially fictionalized) story of the Salem witch trials of 1692-93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism – the anti-communist witch hunt against trade unionists, artists, and leftist activists which was in full swing at time of his writing the play.
Brian Vestal*, Samantha Wendorf, Allison Wick, Joseph Cordaro, Stan Buturla*, Zuri Washington*, Alex Orthwein, Arshia Panicker, Richard Wayne*, Jim Staudt*, Nancy Fox*, Luke Wehner*, Madeline Adelle Phillips*, Emily Suuberg, Sharon Romano, Kelly McCready*, Amelia Lang Wallace
An AEA-Approved Showcase
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
"HUNGER THEATRE's production of Miller’s “The Crucible” proved to be an enormously entertaining and a most provocative production. What began as a mere spark in the dark concluded with a glistening tear of truth. I left feeling that within ourselves, we grasp the power of the conclusive verdict of a controversial subject. For we shall not judge one in true name or on ones surface but, we should judge by who we are on the inside, which ultimately bears the essence of our genuine inherent goodness."
- Michael D'Antoni
“Kudos to director Allison Wick (who also plays Abigail!) for wringing an impressive range of dynamics from her material. All hell breaks loose in every corner of the courtroom, & then the Proctors, the husband & wife at the eye of a calamitous storm, command our attention just as fully in a barely whispered, almost still, deeply moving scene played at the center of the gallery. Amid a very strong cast, Brian Vestal & Samantha Wendorf deserve special mention: With minimal histrionics they convey all the couple’s regrets & resentments, yet also the underlying & abiding love.”
- Show-Score, Jim Jim Jim
“Almost flawless. Not much more can be said about a great production of a classic play. Allison Wick appears to be a rising young talent."
- Show Score, Bill 6228
Photos: Sammy Tunis Photography