Gainesville Theatre Alliance Presents a Timely Production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

(JAN 22, 2024—GAINESVILLE, GA) Gainesville Theatre Alliance proudly announces its upcoming production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Gainesville Theatre Alliance Associate Artistic Director Greg Geffrard. The play will run from February 16-24, 2024, at Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre, located inside the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.

Greg Geffrard, an Associate Professor of Theatre at Brenau University, brings a wealth of experience to the director’s chair. Recently nominated for the Kennedy Center Merit Award for Intimacy Direction for his exceptional work on the 2023 production of Silent Sky at the University of Georgia, Geffrard’s directorial vision promises to deliver a thought-provoking and impactful rendition of this classic play.

The Crucible, recipient of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, unfolds as a gripping historical drama while also serving as a poignant parable for contemporary society. “In this production, I am choosing to highlight two particular things: what makes an outsider and how mass hysteria is born of not necessarily misinformation but from a lack of complete information,” states Geffrard. “This play is essentially a game of telephone gone horribly awry.”

Steeped in historical significance, The Crucible delves into the Puritan purge of witchcraft in colonial Salem, Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693, while simultaneously serving as an allegory for the McCarthy era in the 1950s. Arthur Miller’s narrative draws striking parallels between the historical events, emphasizing the perils of persecution and the repercussions of societal fear.

Tickets for the production range from $16 to $24 and are available for purchase at or by calling the GTA Box Office at 678-717-3624.