Venue Details

16 Star Starred
Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
202-315-1305
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Susan Joseph
There is a parking lot on 8th Street, NW, that charges $10.
Protest travel Dec 02 2013 star this tip starred
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The weather was cool.. I wore jeans and a warm sweater..
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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260 reviews
99 stars
attended May 22 2011

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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44 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

although based on Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - the updating of Hester as a homeless african-american mother of 5 children by 5 different men gives this play a different context than the original. Her actions explicitly drive the results,...continued

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34 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

This is a really interesting and provocative play performed by a fantastic cast--each of whom commands the stage with monologues that are a tour de force of acting and writing. The power of the storytelling creeps up on you. The play has stayed...continued

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Website

http://www.thehegira.org/season2011.htm

Quotes & Highlights

Visit playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’s website.

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: theHegira

theHegira’s mission is to showcase works that link women of color since their artistic efforts are underrepresented in the theatrical mainstream. They aim to develop, examine, hone, and produce quality work through a dialogue with artists embracing stories of struggle, survival and triumph. This mission encompasses work in all stages of development and theatre practitioners in all aspects of their artistic journeys.