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may, 2020

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13may8:00 pm10:00 pmScottish Ballet: The Crucible8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater


Event Details

“Marvelously inventive… a handsome company”—The Huffington Post
with members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
The Crucible

After stunning audiences in its Kennedy Center debut with its “impressive” (The Washington Post) production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Scotland’s national dance company returns, fresh from its 50th anniversary season in 2019. The Crucible is Scottish Ballet’s next exciting synthesis of its signature style—bold, future-forward, and adventurous yet rooted in classical technique—with another time-honored drama you wouldn’t necessarily expect on the ballet stage.

Arthur Miller’s classic play about the Salem witch trials becomes a riveting, brand-new ballet that makes the story as relevant today as when it was first written. The Crucible will have its world premiere in August 2019 at the famed Edinburgh International Festival, and Washington audiences will be the first in the U.S. to experience it. Helen Pickett’s powerful choreography and Peter Salem’s haunting score unleash the emotional force of Miller’s masterpiece, specifically chosen for the more intimate Eisenhower Theater to maximize the unique atmospheric and visceral aspects of the production. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as a tight-knit society unravels into chaos, asking yourself: when everything is at stake, what price are you prepared to pay for the truth?

Stay in the theater following the May 13 show for a post-performance talk, free with your ticket. 
Dancers, choreographers, composers, creative team members, and/or other artists offer insight into the performance and a chance to ask questions!


(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566