Boutique Theatre's premiere production explores the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Abigail/1702 is not a sequel to Arthur Miller's 1953 classic The Crucible; it's a response to the aftermath of the harrowing events which occurred in the play, set ten years after the Salem Witch Trials. In this story, lead accuser Abigail Williams lives quietly under a new name, desperate to atone for her sins. When a stranger arrives at her door and love starts to blossom between them, Abigail finds herself dogged by someone else – someone who demands her soul.
Presented by Melbourne-based company Boutique Theatre, Abigail/1702 has never been seen by Australian audiences. The play will feature Boutique Theatre co-founder Emma Caldwell and is directed by Elizabeth Millington.