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Timberlake students perform 'The Crucible'


January 23, 2019

Turner Neal is arguing for the prosecution of Rebecca Nurse. Pictured in background: Devon Kent, Laney Neal, Braxton Buller, Sophie Cummins, Mrs. Gwinn, Jacob Jones, Dustin Frazier, Leo Moore, and Dana Miller.

Timberlake High School juniors studied Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" and on Jan. 16th staged a mock trial of those accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692.

"The Crucible" takes place in Salem during the witch trials. The play is a fictionalized version of the trials and tells the story of a group of young Salem women who falsely accuse other villagers of witchcraft. The accusations and ensuing trials push the village into a hysteria that results in the arrest of 200 villagers and the deaths of 19.

American playwright Miller wrote the play as an allegory, revealing the...

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