Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:16 PM
Subject: See "The Crucible" & support Amnesty International
Help us fill the house for human rights!
TUCSON HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL FINE ARTS PRESENTS
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Art Almquist
In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
for reservations and info for this event,
call 225-5326 or 225-5069
The Crucible also runs Feb 2, 3, and 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 pm.
about the play
Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller’s 1953 classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Massachusetts is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions. After ending an affair with his young housemaid, honest farmer John Proctor watches in horror as first the girl accuses his wife of being a witch, and then self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that she be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Crucible was written as a mirror to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. As the play progresses, and we hear characters say lines such as “One is either with this court or against it,” we realize that for all of society’s advances, some of mankind’s worst impulses remain unchanged. The play is as timely and relevant today as it was in 1953 – if not more so.
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