On the verge of womanhood, a girl imagines her future.
The Proctors’ house
The girl, Abigail, works for the family of Elizabeth and John Proctor and becomes entangled in a dangerous relationship.
The community of Salem join together in a service of devotion and fellowship, led by Reverend Samuel Parris.
Abigail and her friends, including Parris’ daughter, Betty, play at the edge of the village.
The girls follow Tituba, Parris’ slave, into the forest. Abigail seeks a way to curse Elizabeth Proctor. As they dance, out of control, the girls are discovered by Reverend Parris. Betty collapses and is carried by her father to the Meeting House.
The community rallies. Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft, is summoned. In the process of trying to save Betty, a powerful force is unleashed in Salem as the girls begin to accuse people within the community of witchcraft.