If witches have so much power, then why are they always poverty-stricken? Vinegar Tom is a wild mash-up of desperate women living in 17th century society with modern musical numbers connecting the tale to our own troubled times. This is Churchill at her best: raw, satirical, political, and mad as hell!
Not everything in December is about holidays. For a refreshing alternative, Shotgun Players offers this 1976 Caryl Churchill play about 17th-century witchcraft trials in England. The songs are anachronistically modern and the subject—power and gender, a Churchill staple-- is just as relevant to the #MeToo era in America as it was in late-20th-century Britain. The cast includes excellent Shotgun regular Megan Trout; Ariel Craft directs.