Becky Nurse of SalemReturnPlaywright Sarah Ruhl Producer Berkeley Repertory Theatre [Website] Description A world premiere by MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play); Eurydice), Becky Nurse of Salem is an offbeat dark comedy that follows a woman coming to terms with her family’s legacy and finding her voice in our “lock her up” era.
Becky Nurse is an outspoken, sharp-witted tour guide at the Salem Museum of Witchcraft who’s just trying to get by in post-Obama America. She’s also the descendant of Rebecca Nurse, who was infamously executed for witchcraft in 1692—but things have changed for women since then…haven’t they? After losing her job for calling out The Crucible in front of schoolkids, Becky visits a local witch for help. One spell leads to another, and then everything really goes off the rails. Running Time 2:30 Performers Pamela Reed [Becky]
Adrian Roberts [Bob]
Owen Campbell [Stan]
Rod Gnapp [Shape Shifter]
Naian Gonzalez Norvind [Gail]
Ruibo Qian [Witch]
Elissa Beth Stebbins [Shelby]
Berkeley Rep: Peet's Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 Box Office: (510) 647-2949 Seating: Stadium Parking: None Amenities: Full Bar, Snacks (Cold), Soft Drinks
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