False revelations, denunciations, false confessions... the Salem Witches remind us of all the "witch hunting" everywhere today.
Salem, New England. It is said that young girls meet at night and give themselves up to the Devil! The town, which is very puritanical, immediately believes in a witch epidemic. A trial takes place, which summons all kinds of fanaticism. Female hysteria? Supernatural interventions? Simulations out of a desire for revenge? Only one couple seems to resist the general intoxication. Arthur Miller describes the unstoppable mechanics of a human community being torn apart. Numerous lying revelations, denunciations, false confessions... condemnations. Witches" are hanged. A play of urgency and resistance, it reminds us of everything that, everywhere (fanaticism, persecutions, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, misogyny, and moral order) is a "witch hunt" today!
TEXT ARTHUR MILLER
DIRECTION EMMANUEL DEMARCY-MOTA
DIRECTION ASSISTANTS CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE
SET DESIGN YVES COLLET
LIGHTING DESIGN YVES COLLET & CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE
COSTUMES FANNY BROUSTE
MUSIC ARMAN MÉLIÈS
VIDEO MIKE GUERMYET
MAKE UP CATHERINE NICOLAS
SOUND DESIGN FLAVIEN GAUDON
PROPS CHRISTOPHE CORNUT
ARTISTIC ADVISOR FRANÇOIS REGNAULT
FRENCH TRANSLATION FRANÇOIS REGNAULT, JULIE PEIGNE, CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE
WITH ELODIE BOUCHEZ, SERGE MAGGIANI, SARAH KARBASNIKOFF, PHILIPPE DEMARLE, SANDRA FAURE, JAURIS CASANOVA, LUCIE GALLO, JACKEE TOTO, MARIE-FRANCE ALVAREZ, STEPHANE KRÄHENBÜHL, ELEONORE LENNE, GERALD MAILLET, GRACE SERI, CHARLES-ROGER BOUR
PRODUCTION Théâtre de la Ville - Paris.
With the support of Jeune Théâtre national.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is represented in French-speaking countries by Drama-Suzanne Sarquier agency dramaparis.com in agreement with ICM et SAMUEL FRENCH c/o Buddy Thomas à New York.
World premiere on March 26th 2019 at Théâtre de la Ville – Espace Cardin
The stakes are raised in this darkness and these shrouds that enclose minds, revealing the machine that crushes not only the innocent, but also the truth. The direction of the actors is impeccable. A necessary, unadorned, useful show.
Beyond the beauty, the emotional strength, the deep and unbound acting of all the performers, one cannot help but think that The Crucible speaks to us, here and now. A great work, remarkable and targeted for a large audience.Press review for download
Duration of the performance: 01:50
Accessibility: Available in audiodescription (Accès Culture)
- Show set-up D-2
- 25 people on tour, including 14 comedians / 9 technicians / 2 others
- Decor transportation 100m3
March 12, 2019 - Théâtre de Saint-Maur (avant-première)
March 26 to April 19, 2019 - Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, Paris (création)
October 2-10, 2019 - Théâtre des Célestins, Lyon (France)
October 18 and 19, 2019 - Théâtre Le Carré Sainte-Maxime, Sainte-Maxime (France)
February 19-20, 2020 - La Coursive, La Rochelle (France)
March 10 to April 4, 2020 - Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, Paris (annulation COVID-19)
September 8 to October 10, 2020 - Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, Paris (reprise)
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