Les Sorcières de Salem

Arthur Miller
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Performed by
Élodie Bouchez, Serge Maggiani, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Philippe Demarle, Sandra Faure, Jauris Casanova, Lucie Gallo, Jackee Toto, Marie-France Alvarez, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Éléonore Lenne, Gérald Maillet, Grace Seri, Charles-Roger Bour

The Crucible is one of Arthur Miller’s best-known plays; a masterly display of how intolerance and collective blindness can lead to chaos.

“The border between reason and madness, between justice and fanaticism is sometimes – and in all ages – easy to cross”, comments director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota. It is this spiral of destruction that lies at the core of The Crucible, a play that draws inspiration from the famous witch trials that marked the history of New England at the end of the 17th century.
Based on rumours, paranoia, denunciations and puritan frenzy, the events took place in 1692, resulting in around twenty death sentences by hanging. Yet, in this 1953 play, Arthur Miller also points the finger at the “witchhunt” against communists that took place in the McCarthy era. Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has created a universal drama that explores the complex relationship we have with power, questioning our values and putting the notions of bravery and resistance into perspective, as well as denouncing the ravages of one-track, totalitarian mindsets.

Running time
1 : 50
Main auditorium
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from 9 to 40 €

Scenic version – Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota / French text – François Regnault, Julie Peigné, Christophe Lemaire / Scenography – Yves Collet, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota / Light creation – Christophe Lemaire, Yves Collet / Costume designer – Fanny Brouste / Music – Arman Méliès / Sound – Flavien Gaudon / Video – Mike Guermyet / Makeup – Catherine Nicolas / Props – Christophe Cornut / Artistic council – François Regnault / Director’s assistant – Christophe Lemaire / 2e director’s assistant – Julie Peigné

Production : Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
With the support of: Jeune théâtre national
The play The Crucible d’Arthur Miller is represented in country of french language by the agency Drama-Suzanne Sarquier www.dramaparis.com in agreement with the ICM agency and SAMUEL FRENCH c/o Buddy Thomas in New York.

Créé le 26 mars 2019 au Théâtre de la Ville, Paris