Signature Theatre kicks off its production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Red Letter Plays, two plays which re-imagine Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter. The first of the works by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Fucking A, began previews August 22.
Fucking A, directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, is scheduled to run through October 1 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The story sees Hester Smith, a revered and reviled abortionist, formulate a plan to free her son from prison.
Flip through photos of the production below:
First Look at Brandon Victor Dixon, Marc Kudisch, and More in Suzan-Lori Parks’ F**king A
The cast is 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).
The production will officially open September 11 and will run simultaneously with Parks’ In the Blood, set to begin previews August 29. The second play introduces us to Hester La Negrita, a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her.
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