The Crucible (play)
Artist: Arthur Miller
Date of Action: February 2006
Region: North America
Location: Fulton, Missouri
Confronting Bodies: Principal Teri Arms
Description of Artwork: The play follows characters through the Salem witch trials. It features content about sexuality, politics, and critique of Christianity.
The Incident: The play had been approved by Principal Teri Arms but, after complaints from several members of a local church in the community about a production of Grease that had preceded The Crucible, the principal decided to cancel the show, to avoid having two potentially controversial shows in a row.
Results of Incident: After a letter from NCAC and a front page spread in the New York Times, the show still remained un-performed (switched with A Midsummer Night's Dream), although the drama teacher, Ms. Wendy DeVore, resigned the following year.