Signature Theatre Off-Broadway has announced complete casting for its upcoming productions of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ Red Letter Plays: Fucking A and In the Blood, presented together for the first time. Both plays, modern remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter, will run simultaneously at The Pershing Square Signature Center from August 22 to October 8.
Fucking A, directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, will run August 22–October 1 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The cast will be made up of J. Cameron Barnett (The Emperor Jones), Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), Ben Horner (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Theatre World Award winner Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (The Wayside Motor Inn), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope), Ruibo Qian (Bull in a China Shop), Drama Desk Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), and Raphael Nash Thompson (Pericles).
In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson, will run August 29–October 8 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. The cast will include Lortel Award nominee Jocelyn Bioh (Everybody), Michael Braun (Everybody), Obie Award winner Russell G. Jones (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Ana Reeder (When It’s You), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed), and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Angels in America).
In both plays, Parks reimagines the character of Hester from The Scarlet Letter. In Fucking A, revered and reviled local abortionist Hester Smith formulates a plan to free her jailed son. In the Blood introduces us to Hester La Negrita, a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her.
The creative team for Fucking A is made up of Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), and Todd Almond (music direction). Evangeline Rose Whitlock is the production stage manager. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.
The creative team for In the Blood is made up of Louisa Thompson (scenic design), Montana Blanco (costume design), Yi Zhao (lighting design), Matt Tierney (sound design), and J. David Brimmer (fight direction). Terri K. Kohler is the production stage manager. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.
To purchase tickets call Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529 or visit SignatureTheatre.org.