The Element Theatre Company is back with a classic story.

After two years of being unable to perform, the local theatre company has returned to the Shell Theatre with Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Normally the company puts on a musical each year, but due to the uncertainty around public health restrictions and singing on stage, they decided to put on the classic play instead. 

"It's a little bit of a change, but it's still a good change, just to take it on," said director Greg Montemurro. "It's incredible; I can't wait to be back on the stage."

The Crucible was written in the 50s during the Red Scare in the United States, where people were being accused of communism. The story is about a village during the Salem Witch Trials, and the damage corruption, greed, and power can have on a community.

The show is on Thursday (Dec.9) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

When entering the theatre, patrons will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and masks are mandatory.