The Salem witch trial's untold story
Don't miss this moving story about the women accused of witchcraft
and the one man that came to their defense.
Michael Cormier first visited Salem at age 12. He’s been fascinated with its history ever since. A Haverhill native, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University. He published his first novel 'Summer Island' in 2010 and followed up with 'Convention in' 2013. He co-wrote a memoir ‘Why, Brother, Why?’ in 2016. ‘Saltonstall’s Trial’ is his first play.
Award-winning director Myriam Cyr’s career spans 35 years. She is doing double duty as director and co-writer for 'Saltonstall’s Trial.' Along with being a Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, and award-winning actress, Cyr recently founded Punctuate4 Productions where she is currently developing several new works. A member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre, she played Salome opposite Al Pacino. She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award-winner Christopher Hampton. She is also co-writing, with Martha Bolton, The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville Tennessee. Her book 'Letters of A Portuguese Nun' was selected by The Guardian as book of the month.
Tickets: $19.50 | $29.50 | $39.50
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. Based on a true story.
Approx. running time is 2 hrs 10 min with a 15 min intermission
Appropriate for ages 12 and up. No foul language or situations.
Performances October 17-27
Thurs., Oct 17th | 7:30 pm
Fri., Oct 18th | 7:30 pm
Sat., Oct 19th | 2:30 pm | 7:30 pm
Sun., Oct 20th | 2:30 pm
Thurs., Oct 24th | 7:30 pm
Fri., Oct 25th | 7:30 pm
Sat., Oct 26th | 2:30 pm | 7:30 pm
Sun., Oct 27th | 2:30 pm
Started in 2018, Punctuate4 Productions brings together four women dedicated to telling stories that matter. A Massachusetts-based company, Punctuate4 specializes in developing new works. Dedicated to excellence, Punctuate4 stimulates, promotes and develops interest in the dramatic and literary arts.