The Crucible

Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Fear stokes dangerous fires

Miller’s landmark play gripped our audience 40 years ago, but couldn’t be more timely today. PlayMakers crowns its 40th Anniversary with a fresh look at this masterful drama exploring the slippery slope of mass hysteria.


Arthur Miller’s classic play explores the consequences of a community’s descent into mass hysteria. This piece will be best appreciated by patrons 12 years and older.

“[a] cruelly magnificent play”

The New York Times


PlayMakers Repertory’s “Crucible” compelling and contemporary
By Roy C. Dicks
News & Observer
October 24, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company Puts the Spark Back into Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
By Dustin K. Britt
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
October 24, 2016

American Meltdown: A Timely Reprise of THE CRUCIBLE, at PlayMakers Rep
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
October 25, 2016

The Crucible at PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
October 27, 2016

PlayMakers’ The Crucible Is a Brisk Study in Paranoia and Suspicion
By Byron Woods
October 27, 2016

Theatre Picks: PlayMakers stages Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
October 20, 2016

INDY Theatre Pick: The Crucible
By Byron Woods
October 19, 2016

The Crucible at PlayMakers Rep is Arthur Miller’s Cautionary Tale About the Salem Witch Trials’ Rush to Judgment
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
October 19, 2016

More Relevant Than Ever: “The Crucible” Opens at PlayMakers
By Aaron Keck
October 18, 2016

PlayMakers brings it full circle with “The Crucible”
By Nic Rardin
The Daily Tar Heel
October 6, 2016