About Operation Crucible
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From an acclaimed four-star London production and New York Times Critics’ Pick, Operation Crucible returns Off-Broadway for a limited engagement.
Set during the height of the “blitz” during World War II, Operation Crucible is based on the true story of the December 12, 1940 bombing of the Marples Hotel in the industrial city of Sheffield. It took only one German bomb to decimate the seven-story hotel into mere rubble. Unbelievably, four men survived the attack, only to be trapped in one of the hotel’s remaining and intact cellars. Operation Crucible is their story.
“GRIPPING! POWERFULLY DIRECTED WITH MACHINE-TOOLED PRECISION!
THE SHOW’S EMOTIONAL GRASP REMAINS FIRM!
NOT A WASTED WORD OR GESTURE!
SEARING POETRY THAT ILLUMINATES!”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times Critics’ Pick
“THE PLAY’S EMOTIONAL WHAMMY
draws tears from the audience.
THE DIRECTION SHINES!”