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Easter Bunnies, Easter Witches, Vacation Week, Oh My!

School vacation week in Massachusetts is just around the corner, and there will be plenty to do in Salem from April 18 through April 27.

Easter bunnies at the Hawthorne Hotel

The week begins with Easter, and there is a full list of Easter events, including the Easter Egg Hunt on Pickering Wharf on Saturday, and Easter brunches and dinners for all on Sunday.

Throughout the week, you will find special programs at The House of the Seven Gables and the Salem Wax Museum.

Check out the exhibit about the Swedish Easter Witch (we thought we knew all the witches in Salem, but this is a new one), which is running throughout the month at the Witch House.

Sweedish Easter Witch

Visit the calendar on for a list of all of the programs planned during School Vacation Week in Salem, and while you are on, be sure to explore the attraction and museum pages as well as our tours, shopping, and restaurants. 

And don't miss the Ten Free Things page. It's a perfect addition to any vacation week planning.


Posted by Kate on 04/17 at 02:41 PM Comments (0) Permalink

The Servant of Two Masters at Salem State

The Servant of Two Masters

Take a young couple about to be wed, add two manipulating fathers, a saucy maid, a gourmet innkeeper, a misjudged killer, a woman dressed as a man, awkward porters and rude waiters with a dash of a mischievous servant and you have Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece, The Servant of Two Masters.

At its center is the scheming (and perpetually hungry) servant, Truffaldino, who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. While Goldoni’s Venetian romps was written in the eighteenth century, audience members will recognize timeless comic devices reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Little Tramp.”

Directed and choreographed by David Allen George with scenic Venice designed by James Fallon and the elaborate costumes and traditional masks of the Venice Carnival designed by Jane Hillier-Walkowiak, this wildly funny and totally enjoyable classic is a guaranteed delight.

  • The Servant of Two Masters
  • Directed by David Allen George
  • April 17-19, April 24-26, 7:30 pm and April 27, 2 pm.
  • Salem State University. Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St.
  • Tickets are $15 general/$10 students and seniors
  • Purchase online at: or 978.542.6365.

Pre-show talk: What’s So Funny? Universal Humor on April 24 at 6:30 pm.

Posted by Kate on 04/14 at 10:42 AM Comments (0) Permalink