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Cry Innocent

Address: Old City Hall, 32 Derby Sq, Salem, MA
Phone Number: (978) 867-4767
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Ranked #12 of 37 Activities in Salem
Type: Performances
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this! Interactive, engaging, and at times, funny! Had a great time chuckling along at a lady across from us who was fully engrossed and completely shocked at proceedings!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Only reason this didn't get an excellent was because there were a bunch of middle school kids trying to be disruptive; however, the actors kept them in line, which was somewhat more fun than the actual trial!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a presentation you must watch. Interactive, interesting and very educational. One thinks we have left that kind of judging and behavior behind, but have we?

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unlike many other museums and shows in Salem, Cry Innocent may be the most historically accurate reenactment of the Salem Witch Trials. The set, actors and dialogue really made you feel as though you were witnessing a real witch trial. Much better than any dimly-lit statue with a recorded loop. Beyond interesting and a must see. Ticket prices were very... More 

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New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The play gives one a true sense of Salem and its history. Well worth the reasonable ticket price, and the building itself is a treasure worth seeing!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the few "attractions" in Salem that, in my opinion, is well worth doing. The actors are good- though not terrific (seemingly college students, not professionals), but regardless, they do a nice job and really get into their roles. The material is historically accurate and the performance is engaging- with audience participation encouraged. An interesting and educational... More 

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Charleston, SC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stumbled across this while exploring the old Town Hall, and it was a great find. The actors did a great job, and the reenactment added an important historical element to our visit to Salem ... much more interesting than statues with recordings that are elsewhere! Imagine what it must really have been like. This performance gives a good idea... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wasn't hot outside, but it was stiflingly hot with no air movement in the theater. They don't have actresses for the 4 girls that were the key witnesses in the case, instead they have empty chairs- they say it is too much liability to have actresses flailing about on the floor... that just seemed like a cop out to me.... More 

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connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Don't miss this. It's interactive, interesting, and gives you a real sense what those accused were put through. It won't take a lot of time out of your day, as I realize there is a lot to see and fit in. Pick a time, get the tickets, and take a load off your feet and enjoy the reenactment. You're part... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The play enacts how was the trial of Bridget Bishop, one of the dozens of people accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. The nicest thing is that the audience is "part" of the Puritan jury and can ask questions to the defendant, to the judge and also to the testimonies. And, in the end, give a verdict.

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