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Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
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38 reviews
48 stars
There is a parking lot on 8th Street, NW, that charges $10.
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38 reviews
48 stars
The weather was cool.. I wore jeans and a warm sweater..
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"In the Blood"
15 ratings
4.3 average rating
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748 events
313 reviews
108 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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70 reviews
34 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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40 reviews
33 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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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.