BOTTOM LINE: This is not the Scarlet Letter you remember from your tenth-grade summer reading. This is Suzan Lori-Parks, and the "A" stands for her annihilation of apathy.
Cruelty and disdain drip from a modern Greek chorus as they surround and condemn Hester, a young homeless woman delicately caring for her newborn babe. Their insults rain down upon Hester and her child with no sign of waning, and in fact this relentless toxicity never truly abates. Their vocal barbs assume the form of physical waste, which descends noisily from a garbage chute...
The Festival runs February 13 - March 5.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.
We will be reviewing each and every of the 30 shows in the festival.