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Vinegar Tom

by Caryl Churchill
directed by Christine Freije

​​Alice, Joan, Betty, Ellen, and Susan are trapped by circumstance​poverty, unwanted advances, undesired pregnancy, and societal expectations. In the struggle to define their own fate, the women are accused of witchcraft by the townsfolk. Vinegar Tom demonstrates that the fight against the patriarchy is just as relevant today as it was in 17th century England.​

Content warning: This production depicts abortion, sexual violence, torture, blood, and execution by hanging.  This production also includes the use of strobe lights and sudden loud sounds​.

February 10, 2023 - February 19, 2023
Previews : Wednesday, February 8
In the Watts Theatre
The cast features

​The cast features M Clark (Goody), Ryan Cowhey (Man/Packer/Doctor/Bellringer), Laura Murillo Hart (Alice), Rich Adrian Lazatin (Jack), Jocelyn Maher (Joan/Kramer), Kobe Mehki (Betty), Hannah Ruwe (Margery), Taylor "Tae" Santos (Susan), and Madison Wray (Ellen/Sprenger).

The production team includes music direction by Andra Velis Simon, intimacy direction by Sarah Scanlon, voice and dialect coaching by Phil Timberlake, scenic design by Jamie Auer, costume design by Madeleine Shows, wig and makeup design by Megan E. Pirtle, lighting design by Elizabeth Fey, composition and sound design by Morgan Dudaryk, technical direction by Michaela Marcotte, dramaturgy by Josephine Clarke & Leah Geisler, and stage management by Leiny Vega.

Special Events:

Wednesday, February 8 - Pre-Show Panel: "Who Are the Witches Now?"

​Sunday, February 12 - Post-Show Discussion

Thursday, February 16 - ASL Interpreted Performance

Sunday, February 19 - Audio-Described Performance/Touch Tour​