Missouri State University's The Crucible

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Recurring Event

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This event recurs weekly, each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until Mar 07, 2018

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Craig Hall - Balcony Theatre
1147 E Grand St.
Springfield, MO
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$14 for adults, $12 for students

In the insular and theocratic Puritan village of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods and immediately fall ill. To divert suspicion from their own activities, they accuse a young farmer’s wife of witchcraft. As the farmer struggles to clear his wife in court, the malicious lies grow. Fed by long-held grudges and irrational fears, the hysteria expands to engulf a host of other women and the farmer himself. In their zeal to purge the community of evil, the community ignites evil. An allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades of the 1950's,THE CRUCIBLE remains a cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, extremism, intolerance and injustice that is just as relevant today.

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