Sikeston Little Theatre
through special licensing from
Dramatist Play Service
The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 during the Salem witch trials. The play is a fictionalized version of the trials and tells the story of a group of young Salem women who falsely accuse other villagers of witchcraft. The accusations and ensuing trials push the village into a hysteria which results in the arrest of 200 villagers and the deaths of 19. These rumors are largely encouraged by Abigail, a 17-year-old girl, in order to frame Elizabeth Proctor as a witch, so that she can win over her husband John Proctor.
The play was written by American playwright Arthur Miller, who was wrongly accused of communism and un-American activities during McCarthyism in the 1950s. Miller wrote the play as an allegory, revealing the political and moral parallels between the Salem witch trials and the McCarthy trials of his own time.
This is a Tragedy style Drama for a cast ages 15 and up. There will also be 4 spots available for girls 10-14 years old.
Director: Cody Smither
Cast List Announced: Sunday, Oct. 17th on
SLT Website and Facebook page
Read Thru: Monday, Nov. 15th @ 6:00
Friday, February 11th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 12th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, February 13th @ 2:00pm
Friday, February 18th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 19th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, February 20th @ 2:00pm
Tickets Go On Sale:
January 23rd, 2022 for Members
January 30th, 2022 for all others