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'The Witching Hour' Dramatizes a Real-Life Connecticut Witch Story

'The Witching Hour' Dramatizes a Real-Life Connecticut Witch Story

The sweeping movements. The provocative bursts of silence. The darkness. The fear and loathing. The sinister conspiracies. The vulnerability of the victims.

The subject matter of The Witching Hour seems appropriate to Halloweentime — except for the fact that the show's protagonist, 17th century Wethersfield landowner Katherine Harrison, wasn't really a witch. She was just accused of being one.

The Judy Dworin Performance Project, which for nearly 25 years has been deftly blending dance, theater, local history and other arts into elaborate performance pieces, tells Harrison's story, and examines the greater issues surrounding it, this weekend at the Wadsworth...

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