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About Becky Nurse of Salem

Out of work and out of love, Becky Nurse is an ordinary but strong-willed grandmother just trying to get by in post-Obama America. She’s also the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was infamously executed for witchcraft in 1692 — but things have changed for women since then, haven’t they? Desperate to raise her troubled teenaged granddaughter right, and also hook up with an old flame, Becky visits a local witch for help. But those spells and potions don’t work out exactly as planned.

The latest play from Tony-nominated Sarah Ruhl, "Becky Nurse of Salem" speaks to the trials and triumphs of women today — and is also a comedic, warmhearted story about trying to do the right thing in a chaotic world.

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This show was commissioned by Berkeley Rep and developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. Developed with the support of New York Stage and Film & Vassar’s Powerhouse Season, Summer 2019.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Berkeley Rep — Peet's Theatre

2015 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

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