The Crucible


Theater 808 and Mare Nostrum Elements do justice to Arthur Miller’s demanding play in this taut, uncluttered production.- Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times


The Arclight Theatre, Winter 2008
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Pamela Moller Kareman
Photos by Ron Marotta

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The Crucible

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Just got back from attending a just-stunning Off-Broadway (regional transfer from Croton Falls) production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” currently playing at The ArcLight Theatre… Absolutely extraordinary. A phenomenal piece all-around. Exceptional casting and I’m proud of this company stretching their legs in New York. Shows that devoted craft is everywhere (not just NYC). It’s wonderful to see a “classic” being remounted off-Bway (where something-old is so often overshadowed by something-new).-Broadwayworld.com


Arthur Miller’s great play “The Crucible” still resonates powerfully after more than half a century, and The Schoolhouse Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements revival has done it justice under the direction of Pamela Moller Kareman. This is a strong production, vividly staged and vigorously acted by an overall impressive company, and although Miller’s supercharged drama is based on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, can there be any doubt that a connection can still be made whenever hysteria takes hold and claims new victims? – William Wolf / Wolf Entertainment Guide 


A The thought of facing “The Crucible,” especially on a raw February night, can be fatiguing. All those righteous and base emotions, those Salem girls gone wild, those chilling New England interiors — it’s not easy, as an artist or an audience member, to go head to head with Arthur Miller’s cruelly magnificent play. What a relief, then, to land in the good company of the Schoolhouse Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements, who are presenting “The Crucible” at the ArcLight Theater. … The Schoolhouse Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements do justice to Arthur Miller’s demanding play in this taut, uncluttered production. – Claudia La Rocco/The New York Times 


The Schoolhouse Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements have done just that, giving us a thrilling production that is politically resonant and, more importantly, emotionally real, believable, and outright piercing. – Kat Chamberlain /Nytheater.com



T Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, as seen with its sizeable cast of nineteen electric (if not equal) performers in a packed house at the ArcLight Theater, is a terrific show that offers its audience what is best about live theater – a palpable experience.- Suzanne Lynch/Offoffonline 

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