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Ward 1 Hannah Ward Professor Wivagg The Boston Theater Scene 26 September 2019 “Bedlam’s ‘Crucible’ needs to burn hotter” By: Don Aucoin, Globe Staff, September 19, 2019, 11:50 a.m. Arther Millers’ “The Crucible” is about the infamous Salem witch trials of the late 17th century. In this article, Aucoin says that the characters in the play “are engaged in a constant battle with the play’s over-familiarity and Miller’s propensity for windy excess — a battle that, alas, ultimately ends in no better than a draw.” The play is directed by Eric Tucker, who is the artistic director of the Bedlam and the Nora Theatre Company, which is the company that is doing “The Crucible.” Auction says that Tucker’s version of the classic play is “the least captivating of the numerous productions the company has staged in Cambridge or Boston — and not just because the larger-than-usual cast of 13 means Bedlam cannot showcase the versatility it has displayed in other productions, when actors have slipped in and out of multiple roles with

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