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  Dublin Grange Theatre  
  Afflicted:Daughters of Salem:   October 16, 2014 Edition  
Most-hated girls in history
     The Dublin Grange Theatre Co. 6571 Fairground Blvd., Canfield, proudly presents Afflicted: Daughters of Salem on Oct. 24, 25, and 26 at 8:00 p.m.
      In 1691 Puritan New England, fear and superstition were rampant. Singing, dancing and amusement of any kind was forbidden. The devil was everywhere. Five girls coming of age in Salem Village, desperate for release of their thoughts and feelings, find an ally in Tituba, a black slave who longs for freedom. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood. Then alliances are formed, promises made and broken, power taken. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem tells the story of the Salem girls—Abigail Williams, the leader, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty Parris, and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching. An interactive forum that explores the accusers and their community is built into the play, encouraging reflection and is ideal for complimenting classroom work. This play is a must for deeper engagement alongside any study of the Salem witch trials. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, explores not only the history and causes of the trials but also how girls raised in oppression have negotiated alliances and power throughout history just as they do today. Produced with special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.
      Afflicted features Miranda Canacci as Abigail Williams, Chloe Housteau as Ann Putnam, Angelina Panno as Mercy Lewis, Paige Brockway as Mary Warren, Sophie Salupo as Betty Parris, and Allie Sayhoun as Tituba, the Barbadian slave.
      Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and are available at the door on show dates or by calling 330-518-4064. Online at www.dublingrangetheatre.com. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
      For more information on the Dublin Grange Theatre Co. & After School Arts programs visit afterschoolarts.com.
      Pictured, left to right: The most-hated girls in history, Sophie Salupo of Austintown, Gr. 9, Ursuline; Chloe Housteau of Boardman, Gr. 8, Holy Family; Miranda Canacci of Boardman, Gr. 9, Boardman; Angelina Panno of Baordman, Gr. 9, Baordman; Paige Brockway of North Lima, Gr. 8, Holy Family. (not pictured Allie Sayhoun of Boardman, Gr. 9, Mooney). The voice of Rev. Parris is Brady Bizon of Boardman, Gr. 9, Mooney.
 
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