RED LETTER PLAYS: FUCKING A and IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks at Signature Theatre, August 22, 2017-October 8, 2017

THE RED LETTER PLAYS:
FUCKING A

by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Jo Bonney

August 22 — October 1, 2017

www.signaturetheatre.org

THE RED LETTER PLAYS:
IN THE BLOOD

by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Sarah Benson

August 29 — October 8, 2017

www.signaturetheatre.org

Produced together for the first time, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In these modern day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks conjures two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western literature’s most famous adulteress. 

In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice. 

In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her, in this play hailed byThe New York Times as “…a work of art. You will leaved 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). 

The Red Letter Plays Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781559361958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - December 2000

In the Blood Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780822217565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service - November 1st, 2000