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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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. 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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Visit playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’s website.
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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