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THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR
Written by Talene Monahon
Directed by Caitlin Sullivan
Final performance on Saturday, April 1st Off-Broadway at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York NY 10007) 2023
THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR is a new look at the lead-up to the Salem Witch Trials, imagining the inner lives of the real girls at the center of the trials as they hurtle toward the events dramatized in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Abigail Warren, age eleven, and Betty Parris, age nine and a half, are best friends. There's also Mercy Lewis, the child alcoholic, and Mary Warren, who shakes for no reason. The girls churn butter, play with poppets, and listen to The Woods at night. But their world is turned upside-down when Abigail starts to work for a farmer named John Proctor. Playwright Talene Monahon brings these familiar names to new life as the young women of Salem navigate the nature of Satan and the bloody trials of adolescence. THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR marks the first BEDLAM production directed by someone other than Artistic Director Eric Tucker.