Trial of the Century: Anne Hutchinson, Puritan Rule Breaker
Anne Hutchinson was a religious leader who was outspoken against the Boston Church in the early 1600s. She argued against the church's legalistic interpretations and rules, and spoke publicly about her own beliefs. This was a time in which it was dangerous to speak out against the church, especially for a woman. Hutchinson was eventually tried in court for her bold actions. This innovative play takes readers to Hutchinson's trial, capturing this moment in U.S. history. Historical photographs enrich Hutchinson's story. Stage directions, costume and prop notes, and character descriptions guide readers through a smooth performance.