Tues 1-Sat 5 March
Chapter Arts Centre, Canton
words: ANNA BATES
Based on the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in a period described as ‘one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history’, The Crucible is Arthur Miller’s most gripping drama; fuelled by jealousy, rivalry and passion. After a group of teenage girls are found dancing in the forest supposedly conjuring spirits, superstition, paranoia and mass hysteria break out amongst the small puritan society. The community is torn to pieces as numerous accusations of witchcraft are made against blameless and terrified victims, often as an act of revenge.
Act One, Cardiff University’s long-standing student drama society, presents The Crucible as its next major production after the sell out success of Pride & Prejudice. This production promises to take a fresh look at Miller’s play, bringing new talent and ideas to this modern classic. The play explores both the wider themes of social hysteria and empowerment while also portraying the intimate struggles of a marriage broken by guilt and lies.
Directed by Fleur Tucker and Anna Bates, the performance will be showing at Chapter Arts Centre from Tue 1-Sat 5 March. Tickets are on sale from the Cardiff Student Union box office or the Chapter Arts Centre website. Why not also make an evening of it and eat at Chapter’s excellent café and restaurant?
Tickets: £7/£6, Union Box Office / Chapter Arts Centre. Info: 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org