A new play bySarah Ruhl
Directed byRebecca Taichman

Newhouse Theater / Seating Chart / Directions

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.

Watch a teaser for BECKY NURSE OF SALEM!

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.

Becky Nurse of Salem On the LCT Blog

  • Rebecca Taichman: Releasing The Story

    Rebecca Taichman: Releasing The Story

    “Yes, the Salem witch trials are a key part of the story, but at the very heart of it is a 62-year-old woman living in 2016 Salem, struggling to care for her family and for herself.”

  • In Conversation: BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

    In Conversation: BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

    Watch 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.