Ironweed's The Crucible

Spring, 1692. In the black of night, a Salem village priest discovers his slave and several young girls dancing around a fire in the woods. When his daughter exhibits strange catatonic symptoms the following morning, murmurings of witchcraft begin to spread among the villagers. Suspicion, greed, lust, jealousy and seething resentments smolder and ultimately ignite, engulfing the village and leaving 19 people dead in its wake.

Following its critically-acclaimed 2015 production of Death of a Salesman, Ironweed Productions is thrilled to return to the world of Arthur Miller with a production of his haunting and electrifying masterpiece, The Crucible. This production, directed by Ironweed founder and Artistic Director Scott Harrison, promises a rollercoaster ride full of razor sharp suspense, wrenching twists and shocking revelations. It opens on Halloween weekend, October 26th, and runs through November 12th at El Museo Cultural.

Based on true events, The Crucible is a powerful reminder of the devastating consequences when fear takes root in a community.

The production features an ensemble spanning three generations, including many talented actors from past Ironweed productions: Todd Anderson (American Buffalo, Death of a Salesman), Kate Kita (Buried Child), Danielle Reddick (Doubt: a Parable, Good People), Tara Khozein (Creating a Scene in a Restaurant), Campbell Martin (Our Town, Death of a Salesman), Nicholas Ballas (Death of a Salesman), Jody Hegarty Durham (Death of a Salesman), Dan Friedman (Fool for Love), Larry Glaister (Our Town, Buried Child, Death of a Salesman), Dylan Marshall (Rabbit Hole, The Trip to Bountiful) and Jonathan Harrell (Death of a Salesman), as well as several members of the creative design and production team. It also features a number of artists new to Ironweed but familiar to Santa Fe, including actors Hania Stocker, Catherine Donavon, Robyn Reede, Steven Berrier and Ambrose Ferber. And Ironweed's mentorship of young, emerging theatre artists continues with four ensemble members being cast from the New Mexico School for the Arts.

Last Season

Last fall Ironweed Productions launched Creating a Scene (in a Restaurant), a unique site-specific theater experience featuring scenes and monologues from local writers. This exciting event premiered at Second Street Brewery at the Railyard.

Inspired by Ironweed’s 2007 staged reading of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” at the Tin Star Saloon, Ironweed requested submissions from local writers of scenes and monologues that take place in a bar or restaurant.

After receiving over 60 submissions, a 75-minute evening of scenes and monologues was crafted, featuring pieces written by Jonathan Dixon, Gary Dontzig, Ned Dougherty, Natalie Fox, Bruce King, Kita Mehaffy, Kat Sawyer, Thomas Woodward and Alaina Warren Zachary.

To make a tax-deductible donation online, click above and scroll down to "Ironweed's The Crucible." We are grateful to be supported by our non-profit fiscal agent, The New Mexico Community Foundation.

You can also send a check payable to "New Mexico Community Foundation" to:

Ironweed Productions
P.O. Box 6851
Santa Fe, NM 87502

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Ironweed is committed to utilizing the vast, eclectic talent within Northern New Mexico, cultivating young and emerging theater artists, and cooperating with other performing arts organizations to support and promote theater in our community.

"A production of Our Town that restores the essence and impact that once made the play groundbreaking. What a humble gift to Santa Fe...a reminder of exactly what it is that we yearn for from the theater..."

-Michael Wade Simpson, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe
New Mexican