This exciting early play by an acclaimed Obie Award winning author was created in association with a British feminist theatre who requested a play about witches.
Although Vinegar Tom
is set in the 16th or 17th century in rural England, it has a contemporary feel and may be staged very simply. It tells the story of two farm women who are named as witches by a man whom they have spurned sexually. The connection between fear of female sexuality and witch hysteria is shown to be at the root of many of society's problems.
"Provocative theatre as well as a conscience baring document." The New York Times
"A fascinating piece, full of life." New York Post
"Powerful." London Daily Mail
"Beautiful play." London Tribune
Vinegar Tom was written for Monstrous Regiment and was first presented at the Humberside Theatre, Hull, on 12 October, 1976.