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To Burn a Witch
To Burn a Witch
By James L. Bray.

Cast: 4w. Two girls wait in the bare cell room for the questioning to resume. Accused of witchcraft, they are terrified. The Salem community in which they live burns to death those convicted of being "Brides of Satan." Mary refuses to lie—even to save herself—but Ruth, desperately frightened, "confesses." The questioners then turn to Mary, but she cannot bring herself to swear to this lie. Since the two girls have always been so close, the questioners are dissatisfied with the conflicting stories. To save herself, Ruth feigns a seizure in which she deeply implicates her friend Mary. Only one hope remains for Mary now, and in a scene of dramatic power she makes her final choice. Bare stage with props. Approximate Running Time: 20 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  T32
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  12
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  20 min.
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Target Audience: Middle School | High School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871294192
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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