POLAND – The Poland Players will present an American classic play, “The Crucible,” Feb 5-7 at the Dr. Wall Theatre in Poland Regional High School.

The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Arthur Miller is set during the witch trials in Salem, Mass., during the 1690s.

A prominent local farmer and his wife are accused of witchcraft and must choose how to defend themselves against the false accusation.

Inspired by the hearings conducted by Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s and by the blacklisting of communists then, the play explores a man’s obligations to himself, his family and community.

The cast is composed of students, faculty, and community members working together to present an intense and challenging piece of theater.

There will be a special preview performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 with a “Meet the Actors Forum” after the show.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Reservations can be made by contacting 998-5400, extension 218.

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