UA Theatre & Dance opens 'Vinegar Tom' tonightBy Ellen Johnson | 02/13/2018 12:56am
UA Theatre & Dance is brewing up something entertaining this week through Sunday, Feb. 18.
Starting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 13, they'll present "Vinegar Tom," a play about the witch trials in 17th century England. The play will show at the Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Inspired by the Women's Rights Act of 1970, British playwright Caryl Churchill wrote "Vinegar Tom," which is widely considered to be an exploration of gender and power during both the 17th century and the early and mid-1970s, when the play was written. The play follows primary characters Alice and Joan, a mother-daughter duo who are both accused of witchcraft. "Vinegar Tom" is the name of Joan's cat. The plot thickens as Churchill's feminist ideology permeates the story.
Tickets for the show are $14 for students, $17 for UA faculty, staff and seniors and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available at www.theatre.ua.edu.