Winter Play

The Crucible

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 23-25 ♦ 7 pm

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a classic of American theater, is a parable—and a warning—for all time.  The story is set in a 17th century Massachusetts town, where rigid Puritan ethics, as well as hypocrisy, ignorance, and fear, fuel false accusations of witchcraft, and lead to chilling consequences.

Miller wrote The Crucible in the era of Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist Red Scare of the 1950s.  He intended the play to hold a mirror to the deliberate victimization and ruining of lives he saw happening around him.

These themes resound at a high decibel today.  This production’s visual layers and surprises add new context to an enduring dramatic masterpiece.

Directed by Christopher Gerken. View cast, tech crew, and production team.

Recommended for audiences age 13 and up due to depictions of violence.


Since this production contains scenes of domestic abuse and violence towards women, Whitman Drama will be collecting donations on show nights for the Betty Ann Krahnke Center—a 60-bed shelter in Montgomery County providing refuge for women and children fleeing and recovering from domestic violence, as well as sexual assault and human trafficking. If you are attending The Crucible, we encourage you to bring along a monetary contribution and/or any of the following items for families served by the center: full size toiletries, flip flops, towels, sheets, games, sports equipment, and duffel bags.


Tickets are just $10 for students/general admission, $15 for adults/general admission, and $20 for reserved seating.

Ticket sales open to the public on Sunday, Jan. 29Order online here; service fees apply. For reserved tickets ordered online, you’ll be able to choose your exact seats. Or avoid the service fee for reserved seating by sending an email with number of tickets and any general seat location preferences (such as side of theater) to the box office manager, then send a check as instructed in reply email.

Purchase tickets in person from the box office on show nights beginning at 5:30 pm. General admissions tickets will also be sold outside the cafeteria during lunch every school day beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15.

All in-person and email sales are by cash or check only. Online purchases require a credit card payment.

For ticket questions or special requests (such as handicapped seating), contact