Based on the Salem witch trials, the play emphasizes the danger a fear-based society can create and its potential to destroy lives.
The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Performances will begin Mar. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and run through Apr. 8 in the Margetts Theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU.
This production won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and is regarded as a central work in the canon of American drama. The play premiered on Broadway Jan. 22, 1953.