East Coast Premiere
After stunning audiences in its Kennedy Center debut with its “impressive” (The Washington Post) production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Scotland’s national dance company returns. The Crucible is Scottish Ballet’s next exciting synthesis of its signature style—bold, future-forward, and adventurous yet rooted in classical technique—with another time-honored drama you wouldn’t necessarily expect on the ballet stage.
The Crucible had its world premiere in August 2019 at the famed Edinburgh International Festival, and Washington audiences will enjoy the production’s east coast premiere as Arthur Miller’s classic play about the Salem witch trials celebrates its 70th anniversary. Helen Pickett’s powerful choreography and Peter Salem’s haunting score unleash the emotional force of Miller’s masterpiece, specifically chosen for the more intimate Eisenhower Theater to maximize the unique atmospheric and visceral aspects of the production. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as a tight-knit society unravels into chaos, asking yourself: when everything is at stake, what price are you prepared to pay for the truth?
“... burns with white hot intensity… a riveting gift of a show”
Review from The Guardian
1 hour and 45 minutes
May 24th, 2023
May 28th, 2023
The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater
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