History Alive! actors perform the historical testimonies spoken by Bridget Bishop and her neighbors over 300 years ago. Each audience serves as a Puritan grand jury and votes to determine the outcome of her examination. The actors respond in character to all comments and questions, revealing much about the Puritan mind. Three centuries ago, Bridget Bishop was held, tried and the first to hang in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Experience Cry Innocent, hear the evidence and judge for yourself...
For information on group rates, reservations or year-round private shows contact:
$10 seniors (65+) / students (summer) 13+ with ID / adult group tickets*
$9 student group tickets
$8 children 6–12
Summer 2013 Schedule
June 30–August 18
Friday–Tuesday: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
October 2013 Schedule
Multiple shows daily. Tickets are available at the box office cart and online.
NOTE: Reservations are taken for groups exceeding 15 people. Groups smaller than 15 must purchase tickets at the box cart—available 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets will not be sold in advance.
*Extra shows are added at the discretion of the box office. Stop by the Old Town Hall for a daily schedule.
Praise for Cry Innocent
A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston. Featured on Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, TLC, NPR, BBC, CNN and MTV. Cry Innocent: the People versus Bridget Bishop was commissioned by Norman Jones, professor of theatre and was written by Mark Stevick, professor of English. The 2006 production is under the direction of Dawn Sarrouf.
Cry Innocent is performed at Salem's Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. We are accessible from the Essex Pedestrian Walkway and from Front Street.
View the Cry Innocent promo on Youtube
View a short promotional video of Cry Innocent, filmed on location in Salem, MA.