The Crucible Comes to Valencia

The Valencia Character Company will present “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. Showtimes are Feb. 16-19 and Feb. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m., with an additional matinee on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Valencia Community College’s East Campus.

A dark and disturbing look at the Salem witch trials of 1692, “The Crucible” explores a society whose very soul is on the line due to wild accusations and widespread hysteria. Miller wrote the play as a parable for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s crusade against communist sympathizers. More than just a period piece, the play’s theme of the deadly consequences of unchecked rumors and fear mongering may well have parallels in the modern political landscape.

Miller’s work will be directed by John DiDonna and designed by Valencia theater professor Michael Shugg.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, and $8 for students, seniors, Valencia staff and alumni. Valencia’s East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. Seating is limited in the Black Box Theater, so advance ticket purchase is suggested and latecomers may not be seated until intermission. Please be advised that this play contains themes that are not suitable for children under age 10.

For reservations or further information, please call the box office at 407-582-2900. Tickets are also available online at

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