The Off-Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson, officially opens September 17 at the Signature Theatre. The production is part of the Signature’s Red Letter Plays, two plays that offer contemporary riffs on The Scarlet Letter.
In both plays, Pulitzer Prize winner Parks re-imagines the character of Hester from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel. In the Blood introduces us to Hester La Negrita, played by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Saycon Sengbloh, a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her.
In the Blood began previews August 29 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
The cast is completed by 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), and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Angels in America).
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First Look at Signature Theatre’s In the Blood starring Saycon Sengbloh
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.
In Fucking A, which opened September 11, revered and reviled local abortionist Hester Smith formulates a plan to free her jailed son. The Signature Theatre recently announced a one-week extension for both of the Red Letter Plays. Fucking A will now play through October 8, and In the Blood will now play through October 15.
To purchase tickets call Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529 or visit SignatureTheatre.org.