Finally, after two and a half long centuries, the women who were persecuted as witches in Connecticut will have their say, right here at the New Milford Public Library in New Milford, CT. That is a long wait, even for a witch!
We all have heard about the Witch Trials of Salem Massachusetts. But how about a full 50 years before those horrific events, did you know that witch trials were being conducted in Connecticut? Brutally, savagely, complete with the first witch execution in New England, a young woman named Alse Young from Windsor, CT.
Now 5 of those accused of witchcraft in Connecticut will finally have their say. Mary Staples, Lydia Gilbert, Judith Varlet, Mary Barnes and Mercy Disborough will be brought back to life to recount their horrifying stories of persection by Actress Virginia Wolf of Herstory Theater.
The performance is free, and brought to you by the New Milford Public Library and the New Milford Historical Society.
Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say, Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM in Memorial Hall at the New Milford Public Library. Admission is free. You can contact the New Milford Public Library for more information at 860.355.1191 ext. 203. New Milford Public Library, 24 Main Street, New Milford, CT, 06776.
About Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say
"Panic in Connecticut" can be appreciated on several levels. It is a realistic glimpse into daily life during a little understood part of our history. It is a superb theatrical performance by Ms. Wolf. And it is a cautionary tale - still valid today - about the importance of tolerance and the danger of gossip. --George Linkletter, Citizen News
We can all use a reminder of tolerance and the danger of gossip! Even if it is taught by 5 Connecticut Witches who are each over 250 years old!
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