The Warehouse Theatre Presents “Witch” Dec. 2-18

When Witch first arrived, the Chicago Sun Times said, “Jen Silverman’s exceedingly smart new comedy casts an intoxicating spell. The playwright’s ear for patterns of speech, and the halting language of longing, is marvelous here.”

It only makes sense that The Warehouse Theatre would not only produce such a play but produce it right in the middle of the holiday season, continuing their recent tradition of focusing on compelling stories laced with humor at every moment of the year.

In the darkly humorous tale, the devil arrives in the village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their strongest desires. The town outcast, Elizabeth, should be his easiest target having been labeled a “witch,” but she’s not easily bought. As the devil returns to convince her again and again – the village is forever changed. An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama (think of a combination between Warehouse’s recent fresh take on The Crucible mixed with the playfulness of 2019 hit Pride & Prejudice) this wickedly sharp fable asks how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to find.

The cast and production team features artists that are well known to Warehouse audiences with performers Guillermo Jemmott, Liam MacDougall, Kerrie Seymour, Maddie Tisdel, Jayce T. Tromsness and Austin Wilson. Witch also features the design talents of Kristina White (scenic), Margaret Caterisano (costumes), Alicia Varcoe (lighting), Kevin Frazier (sound), Beth Martin (props) and Bill Muñoz (fight choreography).

Jay Briggs returns as director adding to his long string of successes at The Warehouse Theatre including Clybourne Park, Pride & Prejudice, Appropriate, and the world premiere digital production of Fire in the Garden.

“I Pay What I Can Sunday” is December 4th at 3:00 pm with tickets being sold on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 2:15 pm. Blue Star Theatre discounts for veterans and active military apply throughout the run.

Witch runs December 2 through December 18, 2022.

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