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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

Becky Nurse of Salem

July 19, 2019, 8pm

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Written and Directed by Sarah Ruhl

Featuring: Mark Bedard, Brian Kerwin, Ann McDonough, David McElwee, Polly Noonan, Susannah Perkins, Miriam Silverman

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-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.