Celebrating the 100th birthday of prominent playwright Arthur Miller last year, the Grec Festival 2016 has provided a Catalan adaptation of his intriguing play The Crucible. The play examines a religious community in Salem, who are challenged with rumours of witches in their presence. Due to the strict governing and closed norms and values of the community, the rumour quickly transcends into a witch hunt, leading several people to be brutally sentenced to death. Miller’s tale was greatly correlated to McCarthyism, with the illogical thinking and narrow-mindedness of the community in Salem channelling the environment of the US in the 1950’s. The witch hunt that took place during McCarthyism even saw Miller himself as one of the victims. Director and founder of Animalario, Andrés Lima, invigorates Miller’s play in this new adaptation set to open the Grec Festival 2016.
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