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Trial of the Wicked Witch


Sat. July 29 — 7 PM
Sunday July 30   —  2 PM

Sat. Aug  5  — 7 PM
Sunday Aug 6 —  2 PM

Directed by  Shawna Jeavons    489-1969

Produced by Steve Marston —   337-6070

The Trial of the Wicked Witch by playwright Craig Sodaro, Directed by Shawna Jeavons.
Saturday July 29 at 7 PM, Sunday July 30 at 2 PM, Saturday August 5 at 7 PM and Sunday August 6 at 2 PM.
A special children’s theater production of “The Trial of the Wicked Witch will open at the Willits Community Theatre on Saturday, July 29. Directed by Shawna Jeavons, this modern fairy tale farce features 20 actors between the ages of 9 and 14. The production is a sassy send up of a classic courtroom drama in which the Wicked Witch has finally been captured and hauled before the Court of Once Upon A Time to stand trial for her alleged crimes.
Director Jeavons is a recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She has multi-dimensional experience with theater, going all the way back to when she was an 11-year-old acting in the Willits Community Theatre’s first melodrama, “The Curse of the Aching Heart”.
In the play’s central action, the Wicked Witch stands accused of casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty, attempting to poison Snow White, kidnapping Rapunzel, and trying to eat Hansel. Red Riding Hood heads up the prosecution, with the Evil Stepmother of Cinderella serving as the defense attorney. The Three Little Pigs act as bailiffs, while Jack the Giant Killer is the guard. The judge is none other than the Fairy Godmother.
“The Trial of the Wicked Witch” is suitable for all ages. A huge part of the fun action is that the audience serves as the jury and gets to decide the outcome of the trial at the end.
Performances will be on Saturday July 29 at 7pm, Sunday, July 30 at 2pm, Saturday, August 5 at 7pm, and Sunday, August 6 at 2pm. Advance tickets are $15 for the Saturday shows, $10 for the Sunday matinees, and a special $5 for children ages 14 and under. Tickets can be obtained in person at Mazahar, 38 S. Main St., Willits; online at; or by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also available at the door until sold out.