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THE CRUCIBLE
7 March 2019 7:00 PM to 16 March 2019 7:00 PM
WHSPAC, LYSAGHT STREET, FAIRY MEADOW
LYSAGHT STREET, FAIRY MEADOW NSW 2519
Arthur Miller's parable of mass hysteria draws a savage parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism that gripped America in the 1950s. The play explores the mindless, hysterical persecution through ignorance, fear of 'otherness' and our capacity to serve ourselves above all others. It remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself.