Presented by the Duke University Department of Theater Studies
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 8:00 PM
$15 Full Price
$10 Duke Students (Limit 2)
$10 Duke Employees (Limit 2)
$10 Other Students (Limit 2)
ABOUTThe real definition of witch hunt: a community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them. It’s no coincidence the victims are female identified. What was true in 1670 is eerily true in 2017. Theater Studies presents a play about power, sex and witches (with songs!) by acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill, directed by Dr. Jules Odendahl-James.
The performance on Friday, November 17 will be followed by a post-show discussion: Where have the Witches Gone? Where are the Witches Now? Vinegar Tom Then and Now. Join the cast and members of the creative team after the Friday, November 17th performance as they welcome Duke faculty Kimberly Lamm (Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies), Thomas Robisheaux (History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies), and Corina Stan (English). These experts will discuss “bad” women in art and popular culture; the personal and political motivations behind witch trials across place and time; and the early work and influences of playwright Caryl Churchill.
PLEASE NOTE: This show contains adult subject matter and graphic violence.