Kate Hamill's THE SCARLET LETTER
Kate Hamill's THE SCARLET LETTER based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Free with first-come/first-served (reserved seats for VIPs, Donors available on their website).
At the Peace Center Gunter Theater on Friday, August 12 at 7pm
Two years after her husband goes missing, intelligent, strong-willed Hester Prynne has a child and gets branded an adulteress. Further defying Puritan ideals, she refuses to reveal the father’s identity and is condemned to wear a scarlet A to mark her shame. Then her estranged husband shows up—bent on revenge. This brand-new adaptation of the classic novel takes a modern approach to the secret life of a puritanical society – and reveals that the story of Hester Prynne is not so far removed from our modern world.
From the 2017 Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal. Kate Hamill was one of the 10 most-produced playwrights in the country, 3 seasons running (2017-2020); in both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, she wrote two of the top 10 most produced plays in the U.S.; many of her plays have been produced internationally. This is a reading of her newest play, be the first to see it!