witch play

By Erika Phoebus

Director: Anna Jordan

Dramaturg: Alex Vermillion

Synopsis: It’s 1563…ish, and Anny Chapman wants to get pregnant. No wait, Anny Chapman is SUPPOSED to want to get pregnant, or else she could be tried as a witch. Problem is, Anny Chapman has never… had… an orgasm? And everyone of the time knows a husband and wife must both do such a thing in order to conceive. As secret fertility treatments from the local alewife, Besse, births an unexpected love between them, the world outside threatens to knock down their door. Meanwhile, the Virgin Mary has arrived on the scene, and she wants her autonomy back… A dark comedy, a love story, a ritual, a spell; Witch Play searches for all the places our pleasure may go, after we’ve chosen to unleash it.