A new play bySarah Ruhl
Directed byRebecca Taichman

Newhouse Theater / Seating Chart

Running Time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

"Witty, sharp and irreverent!"

Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast, December 4, 2022

BECKY NURSE OF SALEM, a dark contemporary comedy by Sarah Ruhl, follows Becky (Deirdre O’Connell), a modern-day descendant of accused witch Rebecca Nurse in Salem. Becky, who works at the local witch museum, seems to be dogged by bad luck. Is it a curse from her past? Or her inability to navigate her present? Looking for love and redemption through spells, pills, and a bartender named Bob (Bernard White), Becky is a contemporary pilgrim for the Lock Her Up era. A play about the legacy of misogyny, witchcraft, and even Arthur Miller, Becky Nurse is a truth-teller for our times. Directed by Rebecca Taichman.

"Deirdre O'Connell is enchanting in Sarah Ruhl's bewitching new play."

Raven Snook, Time Out, December 4, 2022

Watch a teaser for BECKY NURSE OF SALEM!

"A Fun and Smart Play!"

Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, December 9, 2022

Discover BECKY NURSE OF SALEM! Deirdre O'Connell (Becky), playwright Sarah Ruhl, and director Rebecca Taichman chat about the themes of the show, favorite witches, and the magic of Sarah Ruhl's writing.

Watch a montage of scenes from BECKY NURSE OF SALEM!

Becky Nurse of Salem On the LCT Blog