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The Crucible

The Crucible

Oakland Theater Project is excited to present The Crucible - Reimagined for a contemporary world, the production draws on dance and digital technology as the physical and virtual worlds collide
Based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692–93, this Tony Award-winning allegory—originally inspired by Miller’s own experiences with McCarthyism—resonates anew in the dynamics of a decentralized, digital society. “As a play that was borne of protest, The Crucible uses the context of one time in history to mirror another,” says director Michael Socrates Moran. “This production seeks to do the same, protesting how we often devolve into dehumanization in the name of purity, behind the guise of a digital world. This production asks us to reckon with the universally human impulse to scapegoat another, and what dignity and integrity still cost in today’s world.”