La Tofana’s Poison Emporium – Macha Theatre Works @ West of Lenin (Seattle – Fremont)

October 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

By Joy McCullough
Directed by Amy Poisson

Set in 17th century Rome, La Tofana’s Apothecary dutifully serves those who have nowhere else to turn. Three generations of women earn their keep by mixing potions to treat every ailment, from itchy rashes to tempestuous husbands. But when a deadly scandal threatens their very existence, each must decide her own fate as the authorities close in around them.

Joy McCullough’s bold new play reveals how in times of darkness, perhaps love, trust, and solidarity — mixed with a dash of lawbreaking — is just what the apothecary ordered.

Performed by Alba Davenport, Lisa Every, Melodie Gorow, Shyloh Leigh, Sydney Maltese, Bianca Raso, Ilze Riekstiņš, and Amy Van Mechelen.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St.)

Tickets $11-$101 (sliding scale available for all) here.