The Crucible—Community Reading
A historic and insightful examination of modern turmoil.
By Arthur Miller
Community Reading led by John Propster
You are the Reader and/or the Audience
This informal reading of this classic play will be conducted over Zoom. If you like, you can be one of the readers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the activity. Experienced actors welcome. This very informal project is a great way for new actors to get involved, too. Diverse actors throughout the community are encouraged to join the fun.
Community Readings on Zoom
- On each of three successive Sunday afternoons, we will read one or two acts of the play
- Sunday, March 28 at 2 pm MST
- Sunday, April 4 at 2 pm MST
- Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm MST
This community reading will be conducted live on Zoom. When you make your reservation, you will be sent the Zoom link.
Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials, was written as an allegory for McCarthyism and touches on themes that are pertinent in today’s America where the very existence of democracy is being challenged.
Pointers for How To Read a Script
Theatrikos 1st Sunday Drama Club on Sunday, March 7 at 6:30 pm will provide pointers on how to do a cold reading for a script like this. It’s easy and fun. If you want to attend the community readings, this drama club is not required, but you’re quite welcome to attend.
- Discussion after each reading
- Explore the meaning of the play; both theatrically and from a society perspective
- Including participants and audience