theater in Paris – the Salem witch trials

I booked the last seat for Les Sorcières de Salem (The Witches of Salem), a modern day French adaptation of The Crucible.

The play I am going to see “evokes what nowadays may fall within the field of a “witch-hunt” in France, Europe or anywhere else (religious fanaticism, persecutions, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, misogyny, moral order).”

The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism,  when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

The Espace Cardin is a small, intimist theater tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street, the avenue Gabriel, a stone’s throw from the Place de la Concorde.



Below is the English-language link of upcoming theater performances throughout March, April, May and June.

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