The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is excited to open its 2018-19 Season with the great American story, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s THE SCARLET LETTER adapted by Phyllis Nagy.
Widely regarded as America’s first great novel, this compelling story of Hester Prynne and her defiance of local custom is even more resonant in today’s reality of “Me, Too” and “Time’s Up!”
This seven-character story transports the audience back to the earliest days of Puritan Boston. Crimes such as adultery were punished by measures like public shaming and whipping, sometimes to death. Most punishments were leveled against the women involved in the “crime.”
Our heroine, Hester Prynne chooses to wear her punishment, a scarlet “A,” proudly upon her chest at all times, and refuses to divulge the name of her illegitimate child’s father. The story is complicated by the arrival of Hester’s husband, who was presumed dead. The events are seen through the eyes of young Pearl, the illegitimate offspring.
This colorful adaptation is written by Phyllis Nagy who recently wrote the screenplay to the Academy Award nominated film, CAROL. Douglas Garland, who has worked in professional and educational theatres from New York City to Jackson, Wyo., is the Production Director & Designer.
The show opens Sept. 7 and runs weekends through Sept. 30.
STUDENT SPECIAL: Tickets for students with a valid ID are $12.00; with group tickets for groups of ten or more at $10.00 each.