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By John Van Druten

December 5-21, 2024    

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays

Additional performance 2 PM Sunday, December 15.

In 1950s New York, Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch who casts spells and performs feats of supernaturalism. When Gillian encounters charming publisher Shep Henderson, she casts a love spell to gain Shep’s interest in order to thwart a rival. Gillian finds herself falling in love with Shep, which poses a problem: witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this pesky imperfection leads to a number of difficult life lessons.


Gillian: Claire Wenzel

Shep: Joel Wilper

Queenie: Liz Mischel 

Nicky: Victor Mendez

Redlitch: Gary Wells

Directed by Gary F. Bell


Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre. The receipt from tickets purchased online will act as your entry ticket until you check in at the Box Office.


All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.


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ASL Interpretation


The 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.


ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.

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