The Witch of Blackbird Pond, the latest play commissioned by a consortium of four major U.S. children's theatres, will get its world premiere Feb. 2 by the Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) at the Charlotte Martin Theatre at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. Y York's play is adapted from the Newbery Medal-winning book by Elizabeth George Speare about a Caribbean girl taken to live in colonial Connecticut during the era of the infamous witch trials. When she fails to conform, she is herself accused of witchcraft.
The New Generation Play Project is a consortium of SCT, The Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Honolulu Theatre for Youth and STAGE ONE: Louisville Children's Theatre. The New Generation plays are brought to audiences with the philosophy that "children are fully capable of appreciating and comprehending sophisticated theatre." The New Generation Play Project has commissioned eight world premieres since 1991 from such playwrights as Len Jenkins and Y York.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond runs through March 24. For ticket information call SCT at (206) 441-3322.