Black Box Lab


The Black Box Lab at STAGE284 is brings people together to explore new, classic and favorite works that emotionally engage, educate, and inspire.

Saltonstall’s Trial

One Man Stands in Defense of the Salem Witches
Directed by Myriam Cyr and Written by Michael Cormier

Sunday, November 5, 7:30pm
Approximate run time = 2 hours

One man had the courage to speak out against the hysteria of the Salem witch trials. Judge Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill quit the court after sitting on the very first trial, disgusted with its conduct and the evidence allowed. Thereafter, he became a voice in the wilderness against the unfair trials and the hanging that followed. This is a full reading with professional and regional actors.