RI Premiere of WITCH comes to Burbage Theatre Co
- 59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket, 02860
- Blackstone Valley
- 3/31/2023, 4/1/2023, 4/2/2023, 4/7/2023, 4/8/2023, 4/9/2023
After their sold out run of Paula Vogel's The Oldest Profession, Burbage Theatre Co continues their 11th Season with the Rhode Island premiere of Jen Silverman's WITCH, directed by Burbage Theatre Co member Allison Crews (dir. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Thinner than Water, Desdemona). Witch will be presented from March 16 through April 9 for a run of 13 performances at Burbage Theatre Co’s Wendy Overly Studio Theatre, 59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket, RI.
What if you were offered a deal with the devil? Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. When the emotionally conflicted son of the local lord and an ambitious newcomer come into conflict, help presents itself to both of them in the same guise—as the Devil himself. But while these two young men take advantage of the Devil’s bargain to accomplish their own questionable ends, someone else in town stands her ground—Elizabeth, an outcast whom everyone believes to be a witch.
“I’ve been looking forward to this one," says Burbage Theatre Co Artistic Director Jeff Church, "the devil is coming to Burbage. In short, WITCH has Burbage written all over it: a strong ensemble piece with humor, a touch of horror, a classical feel brought with irreverent force into the present, and ideas that leave a mark, expertly revealed. Loosely based on the Jacobean drama The Witch of Edmonton this haunting and hysterical play promises to engross audiences with its nuanced and modern storytelling. Up-and-comer Jen Silverman (The Moors, Still, Unpacking…) has unearthed a timeless story about power, identity, and the lengths to which we’ll go to get what we need, as well what is revealed by our actions. The anticipation of what comes next — looming over your head like an ominous cloud — will keep you on the edge of your seat. With the expert direction of Allison Crews, an incredible and more than perfectly cast ensemble of actors, and a dream-team design team, this Rhode Island premiere is set to be a truly unforgettable experience. Come experience this riveting and chilling tale that will leave you haunted long after the lights go out.”
Starring: MJ Daly, Zach Gibb, Aaron Morris, Alex Crespo Rosario, Jared Nobrega, and Mary Mullane. Directed by Allison Crews.
- Presented By: Burbage Theatre Co
- Dates: 3/31/2023, 4/1/2023, 4/2/2023, 4/7/2023, 4/8/2023, 4/9/2023
- Location: Burbage Theatre
- Address: 59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket, 02860
- Phone: (401) 484-0355
- Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Price: $15 Preview admission; $30 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors, Rush tickets (high school students) FREE