The Lady's Not for Burning

by Christopher Fry

directed by Renée Johnson

In 1948, English playwright Christopher Fry penned The Lady's Not for Burning, a darkly humorous romance between a disillusioned soldier determined to die and an accused witch determined to live. Theatre@First brings the tale to American soil in a West Virginia coal-mining community, highlighting the rich musical and folklore traditions of rural Appalachia.


Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8pm

Friday, February 11, 2011 at 8pm

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 8pm

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 8pm (Pay What You Can Night)

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 8pm

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8pm

Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3pm

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 8pm

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8pm

Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 8pm


The Lady's Not for Burning was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

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Thomas Mendip


Alizon Eliot

Nicholas Devize

Margaret Devize

Humphrey Devize

Hebble Tyson

Jennet Jourdemayne

The Chaplain

Edward Tappercoom

Matthew Skipps

Brian Keller

Stephen Bagg, Jr.

Rachel Coffin

Christopher Lockheardt

Katherine DiMarca

Ronald Lacey

Rob Noyes

Maria Natapov

John Olson

Brian Edgar

Poul Laplante

Production Team



Technical Director

Stage Manager/Rehearsal Assistant

Set Design

Set Design Consultant

Master Carpenter

Lighting Designer

Assistant Lighting Designer/Board Op

Sound Designer/Board Op

Costume Designer

Costume Construction


Make-Up Designer


Props Coordinator

House Manager

Assistant House Manager


Dramaturg/Script Consultant

Promotional Designer

Program Designer


Ad Sales

Shelley MacAskill

Renée Johnson

Kay Coughlin

Wendy Fields

Shelley MacAskill

Kay Coughlin

Jo Guthrie

Jerry Marty

Kay Coughlin

Hilary Caplan

Neil Marsh

Renée Johnson

Wendy Misuinas

Wendy Agnew

Arwen Miller

Elizabeth Stone

Renée Johnson

Chris DeKalb

Beckie Hunter

Scot Castle (guitar)

Jiro Kokubu (mandolin & banjo)

Amy Lee Bennett-Zendzian

Gilly Rosenthol

Julia Tenney

Beckie Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Shelley MacAskill