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History Alive! is the professional acting branch of the Gordon College Department of Theatre. Cry Innocent, the troupe's signature production, performed at the Old Town Hall, is described in full below.

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The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and the audience sits on the Puritan jury. They hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. The actors respond in character to all comments and questions, revealing much about the Puritan mind. Play your part in history...

History Alive / Cry Innocent

Praise for Cry Innocent
A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston. Featured on the 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.


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2012 Season


$10 adults

$9 seniors (65 and older) and students (13 and older with ID)

$8 children 6–12

FREE for children under 6

Group and private show rates available.

Discounted combination tickets (one dollar off each ticket) available for tours of Pioneer Village.



June 24–August 19

Sundays 2:30

Mondays 11:30, 2:30

Tuesdays 11:30, 2:30

Fridays 11:30, 2:30

Saturdays 11:30, 2:30

October 6–31, daily

1:30 and 2:30

11:30 shows available for groups of 20 or more, by reservation only, on Mondays through Saturdays.

Additional show times and days may added in the event of advance sell-outs. Check with the box office.

Show times are subject to change

Cry Innocent is performed the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, Massachusetts. The box office cart is located on the Essex Street side of the building. Salem Pioneer Village is located in Forest River Park, Salem.