Daniel Day Lewis also played The Crucible's John Proctor, although his turn was in the 1996 film with Winona Ryder. On the set, however, he met his current wife, Arthur Miller's daughter, Rebecca (pictured).
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in reaction to the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s and based in part on historical fact, tells of leaders in puritannical Salem overreacting to a rash of phony witchcraft in its young women. Liam Neeson stars as John Proctor with Laura Linney as his cold, but strong wife Elizabeth. The Crucible plays through June 8 at the Virginia Theatre.