Witches: Their Origin

Boutique Theatreabigail/1702, season 2016

In early modern tradition, witches were stereotypically women. The common belief was that these women would make a diabolical pact with evil spirits or even the devil himself…

An Eye Witness Account

Boutique Theatreabigail/1702, season 2016

Friday the 11th March 1692, a day of fasting and prayer in Salem. During the day the community’s minister, the Rev. Samuel Parris, asked the girls to reveal another witch. They did, and the accusation shocked those who heard it for it implicated Martha Corey…

Salem Witch Trials – Historical Context

Boutique Theatreabigail/1702, season 2016

The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As a wave of hysteria spread throughout the town, a court convened in Salem to hear…