|Panic in CT: Accused Witches Have Their Say|
|Tuesday January 22, 2013|
|7:00 PM to 8:30 PM|
Actress Virginia Wolf brings to life five women accused of witchcraft in 17th century Connecticut. Between 1642 and 1693 about 40 people in the colony of Connecticut were tried as witches, and at least 10 of them were hanged. Who were these women? How did they come to be accused of witchcraft and what was life like for them? Join us for this one woman show that sheds light on the puritan society that condemned so-called witches to their death thirty years before the hysterics of Salem, MA. Russell Library is a co-sponsor of this program with the Middlesex County Historical Society.