Wintertime provides the perfect setting for a good witch story. What’s so great about the Cape Conservatory’s presentation of Legend of the Witch, Moll Dyer is that it isn’t just a story; it’s the true tale of a coastal witch depicted through a ballet performance.
Artistic Director Jane E. Caputo wrote and choreographed Legend of the Witch, Moll Dyer ballet to tell the story of a 17th Century witch who became an outcast for being different and, according to legend, still haunts the East coast village where she lived.
“It’s really a story about bullying. It’s about intolerance and what happens when society doesn’t accept people who are different,” said Caputo.
As the 400-year-old legend goes, Moll Dyer moved to the United States from Ireland in the 1600s. Her independence and inability to fit in with “the locals” caused concern and animosity among the villagers. When drought and a plague afflicted the region and even caused death, the villagers blamed Moll Dyer.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 4pm
Admission: $10/adults and students free
May not be suitable for children under the age of 6