Cry Innocent: the People vs. Bridget Bishop (Summer, 2018) (For OCTOBER TIX: https://cryinnocentoctober2018.bpt.me)
If you want to understand the Salem Witch Trials, you have to experience "Cry Innocent".
The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and YOU are on the Puritan jury. Hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? Play your part in history
PRAISE FOR CRY INNOCENT:
A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston, and is Salems best way to learn about the witch trials. Featured on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, TLC, NPR, BBC, CNN and MTV.
The New York Times says Not all of Salems witchiness is silly the play Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop, in which the audience may question the accused, is educational and beautifully performed.- http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/travel/escapes/12trip.html
MTV Roadtrips U.S.A gives Cry Innocent its best rating, 3 out of 3 stars, saying If you want to put yourself in the place of the Puritans and those on trial for witchcraft, you must experience Cry Innocent.
We are a multi-year Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.
SHOW DETAILS Approximate duration of the show is 45 minutes. The outdoor arrest scene begins approximately 15 minutes before show time. During the show, the audience may step into role as Puritan jurors. Kids and adults alike question the accusers, examine property, read advice to the court and vote on the outcome.
Admission to Cry Innocent also includes access to many activities at Old Town Hall including*:
SPIRIT OF SALEM film - A 35 minute documentary film covering 350 years of Salem's history. An unforgettable introduction to one of the world's most fascinating cities.
The Salem Museum - Located on the first floor of Old Town Hall - Hundreds of stories are presented magazine-style with bite-size text and colorful images of countless engravings, paintings and photographs. Life-sized characters from Salem's past and curated artifacts mark your stroll through time.
HISTORY AFOOT walking tour - A 45 minute walk of the Downtown area covering much of the city's rich history including Salem's founding, the witch trial hysteria, involvement in the American Revolution, and more.
*Schedule of additional activities changes daily based on staffing and other events scheduled at Old Town Hall. Schedule will be posted at box office daily. Some events will require sign up at time of ticket pick up.
Old Town Hall, Salem (View)
32 Derby SQ
Salem, MA 01970
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|