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“Travail” presented by History Alive Inc.
March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm$6.25 - $10.25
The Witch House welcomes History Alive, Inc.’s production titled “Travail” which takes the audience on a tour of medical practice in New England over the last 300 years, specifically the history of women’s heath, obstetrical care and birth customs. It follows the struggle of a traditional midwife, whom we first meet in the 18th century as she endeavors to practice her inherited vocation in the increasingly flooded field of male, professionalized, European-trained doctors, to the present, where she sits on the periphery of standardized obstetrics. This performance will take place at the Free with admission to the Witch House.