The Crucible

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

An Experimental Staged Reading Directed by Livy Scanlon Featuring an All-Female Cast 

ABOUT THE PLAY. Widely considered one of the greatest American plays ever written, The Crucible dramatizes the Salem, MA witch trials of the late 1600s. Miller originally wrote the piece in response to the McCarthy-era communist “witch hunt” that gripped the United States in the 1950s.

ABOUT THT REP'S STAGED READING. Livy Scanlon and her creative team will examine how the play's themes of misogyny and religious extremism resonate in today's world, especially when women play both the male and female characters. As part of this examination, they will consider the role white women play in society as both victims and victimizers. Audiences are invited to stay for post-show dialogues with members of the community and creative team.

ABOUT THT REP'S TIERED TICKETING. To cultivate community and equity, THT Rep offers an innovative tiered ticket pricing model that lets patrons choose what they pay based on the honor system and the following information: 

Subsidized Tickets ($8 + $3 Fee) . To make our shows accessible, we offer this lowest price point for students, seniors or anyone else served by this option. 

Standard Full Price Tickets ($35 + $3 Fee) . Did you know "full price" tickets rarely, if ever, cover the costs associated with producing a show?  Given that knowledge, we believe people are honest and honorable, and that those who can pay this standard price of admission will do so as a gesture of support for our work.

True Cost Tickets ($55 + $3 Fee) . For ticket sales to cover all the direct costs associated with producing our season of work, we’d have to sell every seat to every performance at this price point.

Angel Tickets ($110 + $3 Fee) . For ticket sales to cover all our direct costs and overhead, we’d have to sell every seat to every performance at this price point.

Angel Plus Tickets ($110 + $3 Fee + $40 Donation) . All the same magic as an Angel Ticket, plus a $40 tax-deductible gift to THT Rep's $1.5 million matching grant challenge!

ABOUT THT REP. An initiative of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, THT Rep makes professional plays in Worcester, for Worcester.  We energize, entertain and engage audiences with fresh stagings of classic, modern classic, and classics-inspired works. 

ABOUT THE VENUE. With its industrial aesthetic and intimate seating, the BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center is the perfect home for THT Rep.


This staged reading of The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.