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Vinegar Tom

"Provocative theatre as well as a conscience baring document."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
This exciting early play by an acclaimed Obie Award winning author was created in association with a British feminist theatre who requested a play about witches.

Although Vinegar Tom is set in the 16th or 17th century in rural England, it has a contemporary feel and may be staged very simply. It tells the story of two farm women who are named as witches by a man whom they have spurned sexually. The connection between fear of female sexuality and witch hysteria is shown to be at the root of many of society's problems.

REVIEWS:

"Provocative theatre as well as a conscience baring document."

 The New York Times

"A fascinating piece, full of life."

 New York Post

"Powerful."

 London Daily Mail

"Beautiful play."

 London Tribune

Premiere Production: Vinegar Tom was written for Monstrous Regiment and was first presented at the Humberside Theatre, Hull, on 12 October, 1976.
  • Casting: 2M, 7F

  • JOAN
    SUSAN
    ALICE
    GOODY
    BETTY
    MARGERY
    ELLEN
    JACK
    MAN
    DOCTOR
    BELLRINGER
    PACKER
    KRAMER
    SPRENGER
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    This exciting early play by an acclaimed Obie Award winning author was created in association with a British feminist theatre who requested a play about witches.

    Although Vinegar Tom is set in the 16th or 17th century in rural England, it has a contemporary feel and may be staged very simply. It tells the story of two farm women who are named as witches by a man whom they have spurned sexually. The connection between fear of female sexuality and witch hysteria is shown to be at the root of many of society's problems.

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