A SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. TITLE
Full Length Play, Drama
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.
This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.
"A powerful drama." —NY Times. Samuel French administers the international licensing rights for THE CRUCIBLE on behalf of ICM Partners, excluding the following countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Additionally, only French-language rights in Canada may be obtained through Samuel French. Applicants outside of these countries should visit the Samuel French US website (www.samuelfrench.com) to apply. For customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, please visit Josef Weinberger for more information.