Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2w, 4m

An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama, Jen Silverman's sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 4m
  • Duration
    90 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience


A charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. Elizabeth should be his easiest target, having been labeled a “witch” and cast out by the town, but her soul is not so readily bought. As the devil returns to convince her – and then returns again – unexpected passions flare, alliances are formed, and the village is forever changed. An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama, this sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by.
  • Duration 90 minutes


Witch is utterly spellbinding... superb... intelligent.” – LA Daily News

“If you’ve seen the bumper sticker ‘well-behaved women don’t make history,’ you’ll have a sense of what Silverman is shrewdly and passionately exploring here: If your unsold soul is so disrespected by your community, then why not give some handsome devil a try? It cannot, arguably, be worse.” – Chicago Tribune

“Jen Silverman’s exceedingly smart new comedy… casts an intoxicating spell. The playwright’s ear for patterns of speech, and the halting language of longing, is marvelous here.” – Chicago Sun Times

“Silverman’s dialogue accomplishes so much, so succinctly, that it establishes itself right away as the biggest star of the Geffen Playhouse’s starry production.” – LA Times

“Darkly humorous... thematically current... a spell worth casting.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Witch is utterly spellbinding... Superb... Intelligent.” – LA Daily News

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Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Jen’s plays include Spain; Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; The Moors; The Roommate; Witch and Highway Patrol. They have been produced off-Broadway, regionally across the US, and internationally in ...
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