The University of Findlay theatre program will continue its 2015-2016 season with the presentation of devilish “Abigail/1702,” written by American playwright, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
The production will take place Nov. 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts, John and Hester Powell-Grimm Theatre. Tickets will be available at the box office in the alumni memorial union, by calling the box office at 419-434-5335, or at the door. General admission is $5; students and senior citizens may purchase tickets for $3; and the production is free for UF faculty, staff and students.
Directed by Christopher Matsos, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre, “Abigail/1702” is a 2013 drama/thriller that takes place 10 years after the events of the Salem witch trials depicted in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” It is a tale of New England witchery in which we follow Abigail Williams, the lead accuser who sent 20 people to their deaths as a young child. Abigail now lives under an assumed name on the outskirts of Boston, striving to atone for her sins.
When a handsome stranger arrives claiming to be a sailor in need, Abigail takes him in, which awakens long-dormant feelings within her. Love starts to grow between the two but is short-lived. Someone else is coming for Abigail, someone who has been looking for her since she danced in the woods of Salem. The Devil is demanding her soul and a debt must be paid; but first she must atone for her sins with the woman she most wronged.
The production will feature Tabitha Kittle, Michael Knight, Allison Dilbone, Rachel Coberley, Adrianna Powell-Lawrence, Sara Bornhorst, Jessica Flake, Abbey Bumbledare, Brady Corns, Ben Walton, Nolan Tiech and Robert Schirmer.
For more information about UF Theatre or the upcoming performances of “Abigail/1702,” contact Matsos at 419-434-4562 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.