You might think Arthur Miller’s The Crucibleisn’t timely. After all, Miller wrote it in the early 1950s, and it concerns the witch trials in Salem during the Puritan age. You’d be wrong. Miller’s story of prejudice, deception and frenzied accusations, believed to be the playwright’s commentary on the McCarthy-era Red Scare, has as much to say about today’s world of global politics as it does supposed witches and their accusers. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Through March 4. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road. For information, call 713-743-2929 or visit www.uh.edu. $10 to $20.
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