“Vinegar Tom,” the compelling play that examines women’s modern-day roles through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England, opens this week at UCF.

Directed by UCF Associate Professor Julia Listengarten, “Vinegar Tom” tells the story of a mother and daughter accused of witchcraft after an incident with neighbors and mishaps on their farms.

With feminist undertones and interwoven music, the play creates important parallels about the centuries-old witch trials and contemporary attitudes about women in society.

“Vinegar Tom” opens at the Black Box Theatre on UCF’s main campus Thursday, Feb. 17, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 27.

All shows begin at 8 p.m., except for Sunday matinees, which will start at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for students with their ID. Reservations are recommended and available through the UCF Conservatory Theatre box office at 407-823-1500. Group rates are available. The box office can assist with accommodations for patrons with disabilities.