In the Blood: Tragedy Based on The Scarlet Letter by Suzan-Lori Parks
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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An urban re-imagining of The Scarlet Letter that was skillfully acted by every member of the ensemble. Some of the themes are adult and intense, but such is the world we live in. The theatre is small and intimate so there are no bad seats. And you're so close that you're practically part of the show. I'm looking forward to future productions from this group.
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Riveting performances by all - this is a provocative drama of human tragedy and exploitation. Done on a shoestring budget, the small theater staging is minimal- but the story and the performances are absolutely captivating and engaging. Thanks!
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In The Blood tells the story of Hester and her five fatherless children living in poverty. She seeks the chance to get help from her children’s fathers, with hopes that one may come through. Hester struggles in this shocking tragedy based on The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne.
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