Carson High School performing arts presents ‘A Voice In the Dark: A Salem Story’ |

Carson High School performing arts presents ‘A Voice In the Dark: A Salem Story’

Nevada Appeal staff report

Carson High School Performing Arts is opening “A Voice In The Dark: A Salem Story” Thursday at 7 p.m. Shows will continue at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

“A Voice In The Dark: A Salem Story,” by Elizabeth Downing is a drama about the dangers of intolerance and prejudice set against the backdrop of the Salem Witch Trials.

Told through the eyes of a teenager, “A Voice In The Dark” is a poignant tale from one of the darkest eras in American History.

Abigail Hobbs, a shy, yet kind 15-year-old, lives a modest, happy life. But things are changing in

Salem, Mass. Healthy girls are becoming ill and whisperings of the devil are in the air. Two women have been hung as witches, and a third accused is still missing. When the nurse family becomes the center of new suspicions, Abigail accidentally uncovers information that could save them. She is faced with a difficult choice: Will she remain silent and let the witch hunts continue? Or will she risk her own safety and speak out for what is right?

A Voice In The Dark features the talents of over 20 of Carson High School’s finest working both onstage and off.

Leading the cast are seniors Carly Peckham as Abigail Hobbs and Ashley Tibbets as Rebecca Nurse.

Performances are in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center located at 449 W. King St. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors and will be available at the door. For more information, contact