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We saw this first thing in the morning and it was a perfect way to start the day. The actors did an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Interactive, entertaining and educational!

This was a great interactive and entertaining performance, you even learn something. I highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Since 1992, History Alive has been creating original theatre, film and events about local history. We focus on audience-interactive formats to make fun, educational and memorable experiences.
32 Derby Sq, Old Town Hall, Salem, MA 01970-3704
+1 978-810-2588
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw this first thing in the morning and it was a perfect way to start the day. The actors did an awesome job and everything felt very authentic. Audience participation helps a lot such as asking questions. We didn’t do the museum tour and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great interactive and entertaining performance, you even learn something. I highly recommend arriving a 10-15 minutes early so you can actually witness the arrest of Bridget Bishop. Even though audience participation isn't required, it does make the experience that much more entertaining....More

1  Thank Damien B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully done. All of it. I didn’t see a separate place to rate the tour, film, and museum so I’ll roll it into one. I’m giving this five stars because of the cast and all the hard work and effort they put forth. The Cry...More

3  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be one of my top two things to do in Salem. In my opinion it gave a more in-depth look into a trial. The actors take different roles in the trial. About half way through they stop and answer questions. They do that...More

2  Thank LV2travelmore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have 1 day in Salem, are of an historic interest mind (vs touristic witchy) get yourself involved in Cry Innocent. Value oriented with admission to movie about Salem through the years, interactive live presentation at a witch trial, well done small museum in...More

4  Thank BostonSuz46
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent recretuon of the trials by a very talented gruop of actors. Loved the wy they involve the audience to participate and how their stories bring you back to the dark times of persecution. Do recommend this if you have children 12...More

2  Thank danielaredi
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Took my family to see this play. I have 2 girls ages 5 and 9...they definitely got bored, would say 12 and up would be best. You are part of the jury of a witch trial, so the more active the audience is the better...More

1  Thank super6traveler
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I thought this performance was quite good, and worth watching. I'm happy that I went. It also comes with a 45 minute walking tour, a 35 minute video about Salem, and a free tour of the museum (although the museum is quite small).

2  Thank Mark42139
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a wonderful ,live action version of a witch trial, beginning with the "arrest" on the street and continuing to the "trial" inside the town hall. The actors are great and the whole event is interactive, depending on questions and reactions from the spectators...More

3  Thank RosyC462
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I love the witch trials and this is such a fun and creative way to learn the history. It starts with a public arrest right in the town square and then you go into the town hall where you serve as the jury on the...More

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brickandcobblestone, Artistic Director at Cry Innocent, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you, Melissa. We're so glad you enjoyed sitting on Bridget Bishop's jury. Hope to see you again!

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July 3, 2018|
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Response from FecFam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think they are too young. They would be bored.
Gale C
October 20, 2015|
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Response from pat-artesia | Reviewed this property |
It starts on the pedestrian street in the center then goes to the old town hall. You can buy your tickets at the cart on the pedestrian street.
Lin L
July 17, 2015|
Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
When you buy your tickets at the pushcart in front of the building where they perform the trial, the person will tell you when and where the arrest will occur. It happens about a block down the street.