The historical drama Blackbird Pond, presented by Phoenix's MoezArt Productions, offers a unique perspective on American colonial times. The year is 1687, and the colonists are growing impatient under control of the British government. Amid all this tumult, Kit Tyler arrives in Wethersfield, Connecticut, from the island of Barbados, hoping to make a new home with her aunt's family. Unfortunately, she finds herself estranged from her American relatives; enter Hannah Tucker, an elderly Quaker living on the outskirts of the village. The two forge an unlikely friendship, but after a deadly epidemic breaks out, the townsfolk target them and accuse the pair of witchcraft. The play, adapted from Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning book, is both a testament to friendship and an insightful look at events that shaped the country.
Running time is two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.