The Crucible

Drama - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • Opening Date: January 22, 1953
  • Closing Date: July 11, 1953
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 197

Playwright: Arthur Miller

Synopsis

Arthur Miller's tale of the Salem witch trials, in which a group of girls accuse upstanding women in the town of witchcraft to divert suspicion from their own activities, has been seen as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist crusades of the 1950s.

 

Opening Night Cast

Arthur Kennedy John Proctor
Walter Hampden Deputy-Governor Danforth
E. G. Marshall Reverend John Hale
Beatrice Straight Elizabeth Proctor
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Opening Night Production Credits

Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Writer
  Ann Ronell Lullaby Composer
  Alex Miller Hymn Composer
  Jed Harris Staging
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  Edith Lutyens Costume Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1952 - 1953

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1953 Most Promising Female Performer Jenny Egan Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1953 Best American Play Arthur Miller Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1953 Author of a Play Arthur Miller Winner
1953 Featured Actress in a Play Beatrice Straight Winner
1953 Play   Winner
1953 Producer of a Play Kermit Bloomgarden Winner
 
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