Vinegar Tom

By: Caryl Churchill

Directed by: April Daras

 

February 22 - March 10, 2019
Preview: Thursday, February 21
Studio Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse

 

A remarkably timely piece, Vinegar Tom, written in 1976, explores issues surrounding gender inequality with inspiration from the 17th century English witch trials. Alice’s pet cat, Vinegar Tom, is blamed for what the town believes is witch-craft after she and her mother have several altercations with their neighbors. Other women in the town quickly come under fire for witch-craft that seems to be more of an attack on the refusal to conform rather than magic. Travel through history with this timely piece that will leave audiences thinking about how the themes of the show pertain to today.