Saltonstall's Trial: The Salem witch trial’s untold story
About Saltonstall's Trial: The Salem witch trial’s untold story
1692, Salem, Massachusetts. Hysteria abounds and witchcraft accusations fly. A respected judge, Nathaniel Saltonstall, is called to serve on the court of the Salem Witch Trials. As Saltonstall questions the legitimacy of the proceedings, he is forced to choose between integrity and self-preservation. The truth will put his loved ones at risk and himself on trial. Most performances followed by national and local experts in a post show conversation.
Staring IRNE and NORTON award winning Boston actor, Benjamin Evett, with Hollywood and London actor Hal Scardino (Indian in the Cupboard, Marvin's Room, Searching for Bobby Fisher) and radio personality, Christopher Lydon. A new play, written by award-winning actress, poet laureate, and director, Myriam Cyr, and attorney Michael Cormier. Most performances are followed by post show conversations with leading national and local experts in related subject matter.
As part of Weird & Wonderful Week, guests will receive a free show poster along with the purchase of their ticket for performances from October 23 through October 27.
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Post Show Conversations include:
Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm - A Storm of Witchcraft with Emerson "Tad" Baker (Professor of History at Salem State University, Archaeologist, Author of A Storm of Witchcraft) and Dan Lipcan (Head librarian at Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum)
Saturday, October 19 at 2:30pm - The First Curse to Be Cast with Richard Trask (Danviers Historical Archives, Curator Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Chairman Salem Village Witchcraft) and John Archer (President of Archer Insurance, Philanthropist)
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm - The Web of Lies: Salem Networks with Dan Howlett (PhD Candidate, SalemNetworks.org) and Charlie Newhall (AP History Professor, St. John's Prep School; Past President, New England History Teacher's Association; Fellow, American)
Sunday, October 20 at 2:30pm - Six Women of Salem with Marilynne Roach (Scholar, Author of Six Women of Salem and The Salem Witch Trails: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege) and Rachel Christ (Director of Educator, Salem Witch Museum)
Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm - Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials with Michael Cormier, Myriam Cyr (Writers of Saltonstall's Trial) and Candy O'Terry (President and Co-Founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, TV and film actress, broadcaster)
Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm - The Last Accusation with Jane Bowers (Exhibits Curator and Manager at Wenham Museum) and Nathaniel Pulsifer (Pulsifer & Associates)
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm - A Conversation with Nathaniel Saltonstall with Benjamin Evett (AEA member, Elliott Norton and IRNE award winner discusses taking on the role of the real Nathaniel Saltonstall)
2hr 10min (Inc. Intermission)
12 years of age and above.