Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Malika Oyetimein
Previews: November 29 & December 1
Performances: December 2 to 11
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Parks’ otherworldly adaptation of The Scarlet Letter reimagines Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tragic tale of an exiled adulteress. Hester Smith—branded A for Abortionist—plies her trade in order to regain a life she’s lost. D.C. Theatre Scene called the play “mythically powerful.” Parks’ is a master of harnessing language and music in a way that lets her stories land in the deep parts of your brain, and that talent is on full display here.
This plays contains nudity, violence, and coarse language.
Photos by Mike Hipple.
|Canary Mary||Tatiana Pavela|
|The Mayor||James Lapan|
|First Lady||Tricia Castañeda-Gonzales|
|Jailbait/Freshly Freed Prisoner||Tré Cotten|
|Freedom Fund Lady/Waiting Room Woman#1/Freshly Freed Prisoner||Gracia Imboden|
|Scribe/Guard/Freshly Freed Prisoner||Dimitri Woods|
|Second Hunter/Waiting Woman #2||Emma Halliday|
|Third Hunter||Peter Sakowicz|
|First Hunter||Andrew Vose|
|Musician||Joseph Anderson Shaw|