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Bedlam’s small-scale revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” directed by Eric Tucker and performed by a cast of 14, has opened off Broadway after a preliminary run earlier this season at the Nora Theatre Company in Cambridge, Mass. Here’s part of what I wrote about it then: “The animating premise of [Mr. Tucker’s] new staging…is wholly in keeping with the #MeToo moment: ‘In a culture in which power resides in the hands of men—who do you trust?’ If his statement of purpose sounds suspiciously reductive to you, fear not: Mr. Tucker is the least reductive of artists, and his forceful, fast-moving ‘Crucible’ will send you home filled not with smug self-confidence but anxiety-making doubt….”
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Eric Tucker talks about The Crucible: