PROGRAMS > Mary Barnes Day
The Mary Barnes Society at Stanley-Whitman House presented a newly commissioned play, The Last Night, in a live staged reading on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 to mark the 360th anniversary of the end of the persecution, accusations, and hangings for witchcraft in the Connecticut Colony.
The Last Night
Written by actors Debra Walsh and Virginia Wolf, The Last Night tells the compelling story of the witch panics and trials of 17th-century Connecticut Colony through the portrayal of the accused Mary Barnes and Rebecca Greensmith. It is based on both historical research and informed conjecture, revealing a dramatization about their last night together before being hanged.
IN APRIL 2023, THIS PLAY WON A 2023 AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE CONNECTICUT LEAGUE OF HISTORY ORGANIZATIONS!