Auckland Theatre Company
Director of "The Crucible"
Arthur Miller's 1952 play of The Crucible is based on the 1692 witch
trials of Salem, Massachusetts - which Miller used as an
allegory for McCarthyism and the Red Scare. Director Colin McColl says the
parallels today are startling.
"The Peter Ellis Christchurch creche
thing is a perfect example of a community gone mad with a witch hunt."
Sunday Star Times, June 17 2007