Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
The art of witchcraft has been kindling the imaginations of writers since and even preceding Shakespeare. Blasphemy, eroticism, torture, and sexualized ritual make for great drama. Now Idle Hands present their hexing production with the world premiere of The Witches' Triptych, Oct. 31-Dec. 2 at the Wings Theatre.
Drawing on original letters, trial transcripts and death warrants of the 17th century, Lillian Ann Slugocki pens this play about those who were accused of practicing witchcraft and met with torture and death.
Erica Gould directs the cast that includes David Bennett, Christen Clifford, John Dagget, Dennis Fox, Bradley Goodwill, Joshua Gordon, Gretchen Lee Krich, Lisa Levy, Mark Leydorf, Annie McAdams and Dee Pellestier.
Designing Triptych are Molly Hughes on sets, David Lander on lights, and Meghan Healy with costumes. For tickets to the show at the Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, call (212) 627 2961.