Includes mature adult, adult, late teen characters
The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, amid the chaos of the infamous witch trials. After the Reverend Samuel Parris catches his daughter, Betty, dancing with her friends in the woods, she faints and becomes deathly ill. Meanwhile, the Reverend's niece, Abigail, has had an affair with John Proctor, a farmer. When he refuses to confess his love for her, Abigail tells the authorities that the girls, including John's wife, were performing witchcraft. In the end, John and others are wrongly executed for being witches.