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I am Joan Sullivan: A Theatrical Experience opens tonight!

October Tickets

Admission Type


Mansion Tour


Mansion Tour - Senior (65+)


Mansion Tour - Children (Age 5-12)


Grounds Pass*


Children Under 5

FREE – accompanied by an adult

Gables Members


Salem Residents

FREE – proof of residency required

NARM Passholders

FREE – must show card

* Grounds Pass does not include access to inside of house - inside only accessible through Mansion Tours ** Additional discounted tickets available on purchase page. All discounted tickets require valid ID upon arrival for verification.

Creative Salem
Photo credit: Creative Salem

Tonight is the opening night for I am Joan Sullivan: A Theatrical Experience! We are delighted to bring you this brand-new production featuring some bright local talent.

In I Am Joan Sullivan, meet the former Irish Catholic indentured servant of merchant John Turner, who built The House of the Seven Gables in 1668, and her new master, turbulent Quaker merchant Thomas Maule, as she sues for her freedom from his alleged abuse. Explore the trials of a young immigrant woman with little to no agency in America where she was considered a second class citizen because of her ethnicity, gender, and faith, long before the immigrant struggle of the 19th and 20th centuries that inspired our founder, Caroline Emmerton, in her original settlement mission.

This play will take place in a tavern setting, with a cash bar available, but all ages are welcome to come and learn the little known history of Joan Sullivan.

Click HERE for your tickets.

Showtimes are:

Friday, May 5: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00

Saturday, May 6: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00

Sunday, May 7 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Prices are:

Advance tickets: members: $10.00; non-members: $15.00

Day-of tickets: members: $12.00; non-members: $17.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Author: sperling

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