Syracuse University Department of Drama
A Scarlet Letter
Dates: 6th-11th Aug 2018
Time: 20:30 (21:40)
Price: £5.00 (£3.00) (£10.00F )

Adaptation, Drama. Age 14+.

Company Description

The Syracuse University Department of Drama Offers a unique combination of rigorous conservatory-style training, direct partnership with a professional theatre company, and the resources of a major American university.

Production Description

Hester Prynne on the entrenched injustice confronting women: 'the whole system of society [must be] torn down and built up anew.' In spirit, Hester finds kindred with #MeToo and #timesup. Her personal story speaks of #strengthandlove.

Review

Not being familiar with the orginal source, I was struck by the power and relevance of the story of Hester Prynne. The young cast are astonishingly assured, and inhabit their roles with emotional conviction and great skill. As an ensemble piece, it is extremely impressive, and its message is more relevant now than ever. Recommended.

 

Sue