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.
|Jailbait/Freshly Freed Prisoner
|Freedom Fund Lady/Waiting Room Woman#1/Freshly Freed Prisoner
|Scribe/Guard/Freshly Freed Prisoner
|Second Hunter/Waiting Woman #2
|Joseph Anderson Shaw