Jean Tafler plays Margaret Hamilton in the play “My Witch” about the actress who brought the iconic Wicked Witch of the West to life. Courtesy of Boothbay Summer Theater

The Wicked Witch of the West has made her summer home in Boothbay.

Jean Tafler performs in “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories.” Courtesy of Boothbay Summer Theater

Boothbay Summer Theater presents “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories” as part of the Windjammer Days Festival, the Boothbay region’s summer kickoff event.

Attendees who love Maine, “The Wizard of Oz,” theater and everything Hollywood will get a taste of it all in this play. How did a gentle kindergarten teacher from Cleveland became the most iconic witch of all time? This show reveals the secrets behind the woman behind the green paint. New York’s Jean Tafler plays Magaret Hamilton as she spin stories from her cottage on Cape Island.

Catch the production at 7 p.m. on June 27, 28 and 29, and at 3 p.m. on June 30 at the Carousel Music Theater, 196 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Tickets for all seats are $25, and a cash bar is available at the venue. Purchase tickets at or call 315-6612 for more information.

The 62nd Annual Windjammer Days runs from June 23-29. Visit for more information and a schedule of events.

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