Those Women Productions presents the world premiere of Carol S. Lashof’s Witch Hunt, a new drama that explores the origins of the Salem witch panic and compels us to consider the ties between that infamous era and our present moment in history. Witch Hunt begins preview performances on July 12, opens on Friday, July 19, and runs through August 4 at La Val’s Subterranean Theater in Berkeley. Those Women Productions practices “Radical Hospitality”: the suggested price for tickets is $30 but all tickets for all shows are choose your own price with no minimum. Advance tickets are available at witchhunt.brownpapertickets.com or can be purchased at the door subject to availability.
“I make plays to change the stories we believe in, because it’s the best way I know to change the world we live in,” said playwright Lashof. “When I began research for this project, I was shocked to discover how much of what I thought I knew about the witch trials and Puritan New England turned out to be made up out of a tissue of myth, prejudice, and outright lies. Girls dancing naked in the woods? In February? During one of the coldest winters in New England history? Not likely.”
Read more at Broadway World San Francisco: https://www.broadwayworld.com/san-francisco/article/Those-Women-Productions-Announces-the-World-Premiere-of-WITCH-HUNT-20190611