Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cry Innocent & Pioneer Village

The presence of these lovely ladies on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall can mean only one thing:  Cry Innocent is open for the season! 

Cry Innocent: The People verses Bridget Bishop opens today, July 3rd, for the season.  Performances are held at Old Town Hall, which is between Essex and Front Streets, and prior to each performance Bridget Bishop is "arrested" on the Pedestrian Mall near the Museum Place Fountain.

A great way to experience and understand the Witch Trials of 1692, the audience becomes the jury in the examination of Bridget Bishop.  As the jury, it is your job to determine if Bridget Bishop should go to trial.  And the decision is not as easy as you might think.

To continue your 17th-century journey, visit Pioneer Village in Forest River Park (less than 10 minutes from downtown Salem in Forest River Park).  New England's first living history site, Pioneer Village will allow you to experience the daily life of Salem colonists in the 1630s.  Pioneer Village is open daily through October 31st from 12pm - 4pm. 

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