The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

By Phyllis Nagy
Adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick
February 12 – March 12, 2005

“Rorschach’s staging grips you from the start… the young and imaginative Rorschach Theatre, adds an eerie theatricality to Hawthorne’s already dramatic 17th-century morality tale… Nathaniel Hawthorne may have always been engaging, but he’s never been this hip.”
-Washington Post

Hawthorne’s classic exploration of sin, society and the human condition gets a sexually charged and psychologically complex reworking in this tale of one of literature’s most legendary women. In Nagy’s retelling, the story is stripped down to its most essential elements. What remains is a nuanced drawing of Hester Prynne that expands on Hawthorne’s famous notion that Prynne’s punishment may instead be her “passport into regions where other women dared not tread.”

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PRODUCED BY Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker

FEATURING Liz Chomko, Jay Dunn, Celia Madeoy, Scott McCormick, Jason Basinger Linkins, Paul McLane, Rahaleh Nassri
DESIGNED BY Matthew Frederick (Sound Design), Eric Grims (Set Design), David Ghatan (Lighting Design), Debra Kim Sivigny (Costume Design)
STAGE MANAGED BY Liz Welke, Kate Bagdasian (Asst SM)

THE SCARLET LETTER was supported in part by Scott Chew and Samantha & John Foti

Performed in THE SANCTUARY THEATRE at Casa Del Pueblo Calvary Methodist Church
(Rorschach Theatre’s home: 2002-2007)