At the end of Arthur Miller’s wrenching The Crucible, Salem witch-trial schemer Abigail Williams runs away into the night, having wreaked havoc on Puritan society—and causing the deaths of her innocent neighbors. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Abigail/1702 picks up her story a decade later, in Boston. She has repented her sins, but can she be redeemed?
The play has been working its way across the country region by region, and arrives for its Capital Region premiere at Curtain Call Theatre this weekend. A critic for the online Pittsburgh Tattler wrote, “The play does a good job of exploring the psychology of how and why a young girl might get caught up in the web of lies and deceit that wreaked so much havoc on the town of Salem.”
Abigail 1702 opens tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 18) at 8 PM and runs through Nov. 16 at Curtain Call Theatre (210 Old Loudon Road, Latham). Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $23. For more info, call 877-7529.