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The Crucible
Portland Stage /
Dramatic Repertory Company


THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller
directed by Sally Wood

Mainstage

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Grounded
Maine Premiere

GROUNDED
by George Brant
directed by Keith Powell Beyland


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An Intervention
Maine Premiere

AN INTERVENTION
by Mike Bartlett
directed by Keith Powell Beyland


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THE CRUCIBLE
Performance Times


THE CRUCIBLE
Portland Stage /
Dramatic Repertory Company


Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

“A powerful drama.”
- New York Times

“Strongly written.”
- New York Daily News

THE CRUCIBLE
by Arthur Miller
directed by Sally Wood




Performances at
the PSC
Mainstage

- 25A Forest Avenue


"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote of his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminates the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.

Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing, "Political opposition... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence."

DRC is thrilled to parner with Portland Stage to present this masterwork of American theatre.



GROUNDED
Performance Times


** Discount Wednesdays -- All Seats $10
GROUNDED



“Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama...an essential story for our times.”
- The Scotsman

“Gripping...presents a convincing portrait”
- New York Times

“Critic’s Pick. A scorching sharp-eyed, timely script...lets no one off easy…clap all you want at the end of the play-and you'll want to clap a lot—but the game stays with you”
- Time Out New York


Maine Premiere
GROUNDED
by George Brant
directed by Keith Powell Beyland



Performances at
the PSC
Studio Theater

- 25A Forest Avenue


An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot's career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.




AN INTERVENTION
Performance Times


** Discount Wednesdays -- All Seats $10
AN INTERVENTION



“Engaged, entertaining and forthright...not only politically engaged but also fiercely uncompromising in its mission to entertain.”
— Exeunt Magazine

“Incisive, intimate, closely focused...has Bartlett's astute wit and extraordinary ability to pinpoint the way maturity can suddenly slip away.”
— Financial



Maine Premiere
AN INTERVENTION
by Mike Bartlett
directed by Keith Powell Beyland



Performances at
the PSC
Studio Theater

- 25A Forest Avenue
A touching, funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend.

One of them went on the anti-war protest, shouted their lungs out, then got horrendously and staggeringly drunk. The other stayed at home, watched TV for a bit, and thought about the future.






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