Top Tickets: The Crucible

Top Tickets: The Crucible

It’s been 40 years since the Guthrie has performed Arthur Miller’s masterpiece about the psychological madness at the center of the Salem witch trials (and an allegory about McCarthyism). A staple of high school drama departments everywhere, The Crucible deserves a polished, professional presentation, if only to remind us how powerful a play it really is. Joe Dowling directs, in one of the last productions before the end of his tenure as Guthrie artistic director. Apr. 11-May 24, Guthrie Theater, Mpls., 612-377-2224, guthrietheater.org