A Witch in Time

What do you call an outspoken, opinionated woman? Today you’d label her a power babe or a bitch, depending on her hotness factor. Too bad the sullen black uniforms of 17th century Massachusetts didn’t show a little more leg, because as seen in Arizona Curriculum Theatre’s production of Salem: 1692, blunt women were hanged as witches back then.

The play’s script is excerpted from the actual courtroom transcript of Bridget Bishop, a two-time widow who was the first accused sorceress hanged during the Salem Witch Trials.

“[These women] could’ve saved their own lives by simply admitting to something that wasn't true,” says director James Porter. “Instead, these strong, courageous people chose to die.”


Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: March 2. Continues through March 26, 2011
 
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