On July 19th, 1692 Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Good and Sarah Wildes were all hanged for witchcraft, a capital crime in the English colonies. In honor of their lives and the deep loss to their families,  on July 19th, 2015,Cry Innocent: the People vs. Bridget Bishop will offer free admission to people who have the last name Nurse, Martin, Howe, Good or Wildes.

Bridget Bishop was the first person to be hanged in the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria. At Cry Innocent, the audience has the chance to hear the historic testimonies against Bridget Bishop, many of them similar in nature to the “evidence” that convicted Goodwives Nurse, Martin, How, Good and Wildes.  However, the audience plays the role of the jury–cross examining witnesses and challenging the court. The audience votes in the outcome, having a play at changing history. Join us at the Old Town Hall for a special afternoon of re-examining history and honoring the families of the victims.

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Captain White publicity shot with black bar

History Alive! presents

Goodnight, Captain White

Salem’s maritime history-mystery

Written by Mark Stevick. Directed by Kristina Wacome Stevick
With Will Martin, Marc Ewart, Kathleen McGovern, Rachel Stigers, Conor Burke, Carl Schultz, Taylor Jones, Arielle Kaplan and Sarah Mann.

at the historic OLD TOWN HALL, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA

It’s 1830. “All friends and well wishers are invited to attend” the retirement party of Captain Joseph White’s favorite ship, the Caroline.  But this magnanimous invitation lures a host of enemies and ill-wishers into the perfect opportunity to murder the rich, old captain.  Allegiances twist and turn. Foibles are exposed, depravities revealed. It’s up to the audience and an under cover Daniel Webster to figure out who-dunnit and how. The creators of Cry Innocent give Salem a crime to laugh about.

“A hysterical interactive whodunnit”–Salem Evening News
“Dashedly clever”–Georgetown Record
“quick-witted, playful”–Weekender
“A zany who-done-it. It captivates you. Four stars!”–The Eagle Tribune

Reviews Around The Web!
“Rich with innuendo, and relies on a talented cast for improv and audience interaction” — Destination Salem

For tickets : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537634

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About “Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop”

October 2, 2012

A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston. The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and the audience sits on the Puritan jury. They hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. The actors respond in character to all comments and questions, revealing much about the Puritan mind.

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