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Becky Nurse of Salem at Trinity Rep


Life is not so charming for Becky Nurse, a modern descendant of an executed Salem “witch.” She’s been fired from her job, troubled by her granddaughter’s boyfriend, is pining for a married man, and taking pain pills to cope after her daughter’s overdose. To reverse her bad fortune, she consults an eccentric local witch … leading to shocking, funny, and even disturbing results. Becky’s life transforms into a messy dark comedy that explores how far one woman will go to hold onto what she holds dear. Playwright Sarah Ruhl returns to Trinity Rep’s stage with this enchanted exploration of what is real, what is right, and what is redemptive. 

Show Date: Thursday, Oct. 19

Theater Location: Trinity Rep, Providence, RI

Bus Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.

Bus Location: Rodgers Recreation Center at Salve Regina University (The parking lot entrance is located off Webster Street.)

Show Time: 10 a.m.

Lunch after the show: 110 Grille (salad, choice of fish tacos, classic burger or vegetarian stir-fry, apple crisp, and coffee or tea)

Bus Return Time: Approximately 3 p.m.

Limit: 24 members and guests (one guest per member)

Cost: $95   (ticket, lunch, transportation, tips, etc.)

Instructor Biography

Midge Gordon holds a B.S. in political science and a master’s degree in psychology. She has offered a variety of courses for the COS in subjects of her great passions: “The Joy of Opera,” “Joy of Theater,” “Sicily,” and “Birth of Film.” Before retiring she was the founder and director of Citygirls/Citybrothers, a mentoring and enrichment program for inner city youth. Midge has served as a guide for COS day trips for many years.

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