This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft is both a gripping historical
play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young
farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest
for withcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here
that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer,
instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately
condemned with a host of others.
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play
"A powerful drama." —NY Times.