First there is darkness.
Then snippets of glittering paper emit from the ceiling.
This is how Yaël Farber interprets Arthur Miller’s play ‘The Crucible’: a dark, yet enlightening story on how the strongest form of denial, the choreography of pretense and accusations fuelled by lust and revenge can take away innocent peoples’ lives.
What does it take to create such a captivating story? A small community in 17th century Massachusetts, a self-absorbed priest, a group of young and positively bored women, a love-deprived husband (played by Thorin Oakenshield actor Richard Armitage – an absolute dream cast), a brutally honest wife and the Puritan belief.
Witchcraft and Salem are the two key words here: North America’s supposedly most magical place welcomes you to a showdown of death and remorse, the courage of choosing truth over lies, and the utterly disturbing – yet outrageously clever – moves of one rejected woman, literally killing off an entire village with her mind games.
Captured live at The Old Vic in London last year, let yourself get lost in your seat, and lose your mind, in the 3 and a half hour long screening at the Savoy.
What? ‘The Crucible’ a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Yaël Farber
When? Sunday, March 1, 12 noon
How much? 19€
Maria was listening to ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ by King Harvest while writing this preview.