Dr Gemma Regan
I'm a writer, arts reviewer, a scientist, a UFO researcher and a Radio host for 4ZZZ 102.1FM with my show The Witching Hour exploring the paranormal, conspiracy and the esoteric. www.4zzzfm.org.au/program/the-witching-hour
If you enjoy the supernatural and a good Witch Hunt, The Crucible is the play to see!
Written by Arthur Miller in 1953, at the height of the McCarthy Communist "witch-hunts." It is set during the Salem witch trials in a small Puritanical town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93.
When a group of girls are spotted dancing naked in the woods and then start fainting and acting strangely, it is claimed they have the danced with the Devil and should be hanged as Witches. As hysteria takes hold many more women are accused, with Abigail Williams causing mass panic with devilish accusations, causing the hanging of many innocent God-fearing women.
Based on a true story, Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.a puritan society believes in the power of darkness, and its ability to wreak havoc and destruction if it is unleashed.
The Crucible is presented by The Brisbane Arts Theatre with a large talented cast of 22 actors and is well worth seeing.