In the Blood: Tragedy Based on The Scarlet Letter by Suzan-Lori Parks
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The last date listed for In the Blood was Saturday June 11, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Written in 1978 by acclaimed human rights activist and first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, Protest challenges us to question what we would do if forced to choose between survival and revolution. In this politically fueled play we meet a dissident returning home after imprisonment and a rebel campaigning in protest against a corrupt government. But this distinctive interpretation of the typically male-driven drama will also feature counterparts for the two leads -- two females meant to emphasize the universality of the characters. Protest, once banned from the stage but now revered, is a rallying cry to the responsibility of individuals to take action in the face of political corruption. 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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