Witch Hunt or, a Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World

3f, 3m


Ten years after Abigail Williams, instigator of the witch trials, disappeared from Salem, she turns up at the tavern of her fellow ex witch-hunter, Mercy Lewis. About to leave the colonies forever, it’s her last chance to understand the madness that overtook them. But with war threatening northern New England yet again, Mercy and her fellow townspeople are in no mood for Abigail’s doubts, which suggest to them complicity with the devil. And just when everything is at its most dangerously tense—the devil himself shows up.

Casting & Production



MERCY LEWIS: A widowed tavern-keeper, late 20s,Anglo-American.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: A woman, early–to–mid 20s, Anglo-American.

REBEKKAH: A girl working for Mercy, early-to-mid teens,Anglo-American.

REVEREND PECK: A man, middle-aged or older, Anglo-American.

JUDAH: A farmer, 20s to 40s, Anglo-American.

JOHN FOX: A man, 20s to 30s, half Abenaki and half anything else.

*The actors may be cast older across the board, but Rebekkah should read as a young girl.

1702, ten years after the Salem witch trials.One night from sunset to sunrise in late spring.

A small tavern on the northern New England coast.