Bedlam Presents Arthur Miller's Puritan Masterpiece
Riding high after their critically acclaimed 'Chekspearian' mash up of Uncle Vanye and Romeo & Juliet, New York theater company Bedlam returns to the Off-Broadway scene with Arthur Miller's whirlwind of intolerance, hysteria and morality The Crucible. Directed by the company's resident Artistic Director Eric Tucker (Saint Joan, Uncle Romeo Vanye Juliet), it enjoys a strictly limited seven week run at the East Village's Connelly Theater.
Through vivid characterisations and a sparse set design, Bedlam brings the timeless tale of John Proctor and his trial of reputation. Set in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s, a group of village girls unleash the Salem Witch trials when they are discovered dancing with a slave named Tituba in the forest. Owing to their secret affair, the leader of the young women Abigail ensnares local farmer John in the ensuing hysteria, and as the villagers turn on each other the gallows loom for innocent and guilty alike.