The Crucible - The PumpHouse Theatre

Dates and times

Wed, Aug 11 - 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 12 - 7:30pm
Fri, Aug 13 - 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 14 - 7:30pm
Sun, Aug 15 - 4:00pm

Venue

The PumpHouse Theatre

Prices

Adult $28.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $24.00
Senior (65+) $25.00
Student $25.00
Group 4+ $25.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $5.00 per booking
Card Processing Fee 2.5%

How to get tickets

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About

“I am not sure what “The Crucible” is telling people now, but I know that its paranoid centre is still pumping out the same darkly attractive warning that it did in the fifties.” – Arthur Miller, 1996

This faithful, contemporary production brings Arthur Miller’s classic play to life on The PumpHouse Theatre stage for a strictly limited season.

Using the Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials of 1692 as the historical basis for an allegorical warning against consequences of false accusations and baseless rumour, Miller responded to the era of McCarthyism and the US Government persecution of those accused of having communist sympathies.

But in the age of internet rumours, social media and cancel culture the fundamental elements of hysteria, accusation and blind faith are still hugely relevant in our society today.

The Crucible is presented by Foolish Wit Theatre by arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc.

⏰ Run Time: approx. 180min


Presented By

Foolish Wit is an independent, community focused theatre company established in 2015. We strive for excellence in producing and presenting theatre that showcases works by new and established playwrights.

We have a particular interest in championing New Zealand works.