The Crucible

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Opening June 16 of Theatricum's 2018 summer season is The Crucible, Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria that draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura (101) Freeway. The amphitheaters are terraced into the hillside, so audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance.

Reviews

Steven Stanley

The Topanga hills prove the ideal setting for Theatricum Botanicum's gut-punchingly powerful revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the first of the six Crucibles I've seen to get everything right.

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SPECTACULAR… remains eerily prescient to politics today… a fabulous opportunity to experience a professional production of the Toany award-winning play.

sweet - Annemarie Donkin, Messenger Mountain News - ...read full review


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The production is worth attending for the final two scenes alone, where all elements come together in such a way that the audience feels they are watching intimate moments between husband and wife, — though they are, in reality, sitting among one hundred spectators in a chilly canyon.

sweet - Angie Hoover - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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At Theatricum, the talented cast grabs your attention, takes you deep into the story, and in the process warns you about the dangers of mindless following.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sights - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

The Topanga hills prove the ideal setting for Theatricum Botanicum's gut-punchingly powerful revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the first of the six Crucibles I've seen to get everything right.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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SPECTACULAR… remains eerily prescient to politics today… a fabulous opportunity to experience a professional production of the Toany award-winning play.

sweet - Annemarie Donkin, Messenger Mountain News - ...read full review


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The production is worth attending for the final two scenes alone, where all elements come together in such a way that the audience feels they are watching intimate moments between husband and wife, — though they are, in reality, sitting among one hundred spectators in a chilly canyon.

sweet - Angie Hoover - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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At Theatricum, the talented cast grabs your attention, takes you deep into the story, and in the process warns you about the dangers of mindless following.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sights - ...read full review