October 1, 2020

Salem Towne Offers a New View on Witchcraft

A staged reading of Salem Towne, a new musical drama, will be presented at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, “The Kate”, on Friday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m.  Twelve original songs presented by a cast of 13 accomplished performers, gives the opportunity to visit in a new way, the witchcraft hysteria prevalent in Salem in 1692.
Salem Towne is a powerful and moving drama portraying the best and worst of human nature.

Local composer/dramatist Linda Towne Clifford, who  is a direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse, hanged for the crime of witchcraft, weaves excerpts of the Salem witchcraft trials into dialogue and lyrics. 

Her ancestral connection and extensive research gives an intimate and poignant picture of the characters and events, and reminds us that the lessons of Salem continue to be relevant today.

Through the lyrical, melodic passages, the laughter and tears, the magic of her music ultimately reaffirms faith in the indomitable human spirit.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  Call 877-503-1286 to reserve tickets. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is located at 300 main Street, Old Saybrook. For more information, visit www.theKate.org or www.salemtowne.blogspot.com