BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW
Just as the makers of "Law & Order" sometimes fictionalized true crime stories for their series, so did the writers for "The Witch of Edmonton" all the way back in 1621.
Collaborators Thomas Dekker, John Ford and William Rowley heard news about a woman executed for sorcery in the London suburb of Edmonton and derived from it quite an interesting drama, which now blazes to life in a highly effective production that opened Thursday at the Theater at St. Clement's.
With its rough brick walls and modest cathedral ceiling, St. Clement's is an appropriate place for director Jesse Berger's vigorous staging of "The Witch of Edmonton" for Red Bull Theater, a young company with a special focus on Jacobean drama.