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The Reviews are Sensational! See THE CRUCIBLE now through Nov. 24! 10% of public performance proceeds will go to Island Harvest to help our Long Island neighbors!

The Salem Witch Trials come to life on stage with Literature Live's production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE through November 24! Call the box office for weekday times.

All public peformances on November  16, 17, 23 and 24 are at 7 pm.  November 24 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.

Bay Street Theatre will donate 10% of all public performance proceeds to Island Harvest for the victims of Sandy.

Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 for tickets or CLICK HERE to buy online.

Review Quotes:

"This powerful production, directed by Murphy Davis, features a top-notch cast who really bring the material to life. The cast is so passionate that the audience can’t help but feel the oppression that must have been 17th century Purtan society."
- Sag Harbor Express

"It’s a superior production." - East Hampton Star 

"There is so much food for thought in this dark and meaty play, it’s impossible to let the fates of the doomed characters go after leaving the theatre. The drama unfolds quickly and moves at a pace that will surely hold the attention of children while still keeping the adults interested." - Southampton Press

"Murphy Davis's crackling cast delivers a knockout distillation of this masterpiece."

In 1952, Arthur Miller wrote THE CRUCIBLE, a play about the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay between 1692-1693. The play was written as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. It was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway in 1953, and went on to win the Tony for "Best Play" that year.

For more information, to book a school or group, or to sendin a donation to support the Literature Live program, contact Jessica Lemire in the Administrative office at 631-725-0818 ext. 129.

For show times and to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or buy CLICK HERE. Suggested age 13+.

Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays chosen are from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and weekday shows are followed by a question and answer session.

The cast includes:

  • Ken Forman (Reverend Samual Parris)
  • Joanna Howard (Abigail Williams)
  • Kate Mueth (Mrs. Ann Putnam)
  • Al Bundonis (Thomas Putnam)
  • Mackenzie Engeldrum (Mercy Lewis)
  • Kate O’Phalen (Mary Warren)
  • Rob DiSario (John Proctor)
  • Lisa Cory (Rebecca Nurse)
  • Peter Connolly (Reverend John Hale)
  • Chloe Dirksen (Elizabeth Proctor)
  • Joel Leffert (Deputy Governor Danforth)


The Literature Live! program consistently showcases superb productions of often-taught classic works; it dovetails beautifully with high school English Language Arts curricula, allowing students to experience a work read in class in a different medium, to analyze and compare directorial and authorial choices, and to think critically about genre, point of view, character motivation, and how a work changes from page to stage. The talk-backs with cast and director following student performances are an extra, enlightening treat. Literature Live! is a highlight of the year for students and faculty alike; we’re so lucky to have Bay Street Theatre close by and generously committed to supporting the education of local students.

Tom House
English Teacher, Bridgehampton School

photo by Michael Heller

Posted: September 11, 2012