Coffee County Central High School theater department’s production of “The Crucible” will open Nov. 2 at the school. 

“Widely regarded as one of the greatest American plays of all time, The Crucible was originally written as a parable of 1950’s McCarthyism, but its themes and characters resonate with today’s audiences,” said Jonathan Higdon, Theatre Dept Chair.

The show is classic portrait of one man’s struggle toward grace, set in the scorching context of the 17th-century Salem witch trials.

The Crucible renders human struggles both internal and external: a community galvanized by fear and suspicion, a wife betrayed by lust, an orphan girl blind with passion and obsessed with revenge, ruthless prosecutors, deluded holy men and covetous neighbors. Miller’s script pulses with the destructiveness of socially sanctioned violence, the power of hysteria and rancor, the blindness of zealots, and the heart of one tortured man trying to find his own goodness.

Shows are Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Matinees are Nov. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. 

To reserve tickets, e-mail CCCHStheater@k12coffee.net

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