Students Perform Arthur Miller's The Crucible; View Photos

The AUC Theatre Program hosted a production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller this fall. Photos by Ahmad El-Nemr
The AUC Theatre Program hosted a production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller this fall. Photos by Ahmad El-Nemr

The Theatre Program's production of The Crucible closed last week after spotlighting the arts and theater scene at AUC. For pictures from the performance, scroll through the slideshow above.  

The student production, directed by Frank Bradley, associate professor of directing, theatre history and literature, brought to life the award-winning play by American playwright Arthur Miller. A retelling of the Salem witch trials in colonial Massachusetts, The Crucible follows the story of John Proctor and his fellow townspeople who, shaken by rumors of witchcraft, must struggle with questions of truth, revenge and honor threatening to tear their community apart.

Written in 1953 during the height of the Red Scare in the United States, The Crucible can also be understood as an allegory for McCarthyism when the U.S. government blacklisted politicians, artists, intellectuals and many others accused of being sympathetic to, or even members of, the Communist Party.

This production is one of many hosted at the Malak Gabr Arts Theater aimed at enriching the University and local community's awareness of the role of theatre and the arts within Egyptian society.