The Crucible is Arthur Miller's classic play about the world gone mad. It's the story of the Salem witch trials. It's an allegory for McCarthyism. And 60 years later, it still speaks shocking truth about rampant suspicion and mad intolerance in our own world.
The Guthrie Theater's production of The Crucible features Erik Heger in the role of John Proctor, an Everyman weighed down by lies, secrets and deception. It's Erik's second turn playing heavy drama at the Guthrie, five years after a turn as Macbeth.
But when Erik goes back home to New York City, he turns away from gravitas to his other career: playing the harp! From classical favorites by Satie, to pop tunes like "Mad World," Erik and his harp pop up everywhere, from subway stations to the Apollo Theater. Erik popped in at Classical MPR to play some of his harp CDs and to talk about his twin passions.