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Field hockey, feminism and witches fill funny, sharp 'We Ride Upon Sticks'

May 31, 2020 - The Seattle Times

In 1989, the Danvers High field hockey team is on a losing streak. The squad's 11 seniors - 10 girls and one boy - are about to launch into the world beyond high school, away from each other. But first, they try something new. It involves armbands made from an old blue tube sock, an Emilio Estevez notebook, something like telepathy and a little bit of darkness.

This is Danvers, Massachusetts, after all - once Salem Village, where residents were tried for witchcraft in 1692.

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