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Boise Little Theater produces one of Arthur Miller’s best

Mary Warren (Maggie Schultz) is interrogated by Reverend Samuel Parris (Steve Martin) and Deputy-Governor Danforth (Layne Taylor) as John Proctor (Joseph L. Stevenson) and Judge John Hathorne (Noah Moody) look on in Boise Little Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”
Mary Warren (Maggie Schultz) is interrogated by Reverend Samuel Parris (Steve Martin) and Deputy-Governor Danforth (Layne Taylor) as John Proctor (Joseph L. Stevenson) and Judge John Hathorne (Noah Moody) look on in Boise Little Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

Boise Little Theater takes on Arthur Miller’s brilliant examination of the Salem witch trials in its production of “The Crucible,” a fictional account of the historic events in the 1600s that sparked fear and panic in the small Puritan community. In the story, a young girl maliciously accuses a woman of witchcraft — the wife of a man who the young girl desires — as several girls appear to be possessed. As paranoia sweeps through community, the townsfolk must choose between the best and worst of their collective natures. Miller wrote the 1953 play to denounce the paranoia surrounding the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 8 to 23; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 14 and 21; 2 p.m. Sundays, April 17 and 23, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104, blt.ticketleap.com.

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