January 12, 2012

The Crucible Press Release

Belton High School's Drama Department is proud to present The Crucible by Arthur Miller.  Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Play," The Crucible is an ageless tale of fear, greed, and power written by one of the greatest American playwrights.

When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the 17th century town of Salem explodes with accusations of witchcraft.  The vicious trials that follow expose a community paralyzed by terror, religious extremism, greed, and a marriage forever changed.

The Crucible challenges our notions of good and evil.  Written as a metaphor for the 1950's McCarthy trials, The Crucible was an attempt to expose the madness being conducted by the House on Un-American Activities Committee during the Second Red Scare, resulting in the demise of so many lives, careers and reputations in Hollywood.

Belton High School's The Crucible will be presented Feb. 16-18th at 7pm and Feb. 19th at 2pm in the High School Forum Theatre.  Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults.
Tickets may be purchased in advance through our website at www.beltondramaboosters.org. For additional ticket information call Tabatha Babcock at (816)-348-2721.

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