In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre
The Pershing Square Signature Center / The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatrehttp://www.signaturetheatre.org
480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Tickets: (212) 244-7529
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A and In the Blood are new productions of two modern-day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter that conjure two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western literature’s most famous adulteress.
In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her, in this play hailed by The New York Times as “…a work of art.” You will leave thrilled, even comforted by its mastery.” Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences, in this new production directed by Obie Award-winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).
First Performance: August 29, 2017
Closing: October 15, 2017