Vinegar Tom

Shotgun Players

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!

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman has to say about Vinegar Tom :

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.

Event Info
Dec 06 → Jan 05
$8–40 (Pay-What-You-Can Previews: December 6–12)
Ashby Stage/Berkeley
1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley
Info: 510-841-6500
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