The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: August 22, 2017
Opening date: September 11, 2017
Closing date: October 1, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Produced together for the first time, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In these modern day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks conjures two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western literature’s most famous adulteress. In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Paige Evans Artistic Director
Erika Mallin Executive Director
James Houghton Founder
Beth Whitaker Associate Artistic Director
Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
Suzan-Lori Parks Lyricist
Suzan-Lori Parks Original Music
Jo Bonney Director
Todd Almond Musical Director
Candis C. Jones Assistant Director
Nathan Dame Associate Music Director
Tanya Birl Choreographer
Thomas Schall Fight Director
Rachel Hauck Set Designer
ESosa1 Costume Designer
Jeff Croiter Lighting Designer
Darron L West Sound Designer
Rocco DiSanti Projection Designer
J. Jared Janas Hair/Make-Up
Jessie Bonaventure Assistant Set Designer
Sabrina Bianca Guillaume Assistant Costume Designer
Jason Flamos Assistant Lighting Designer
Matthew Fischer Assistant Sound Designer
Brittany Hartman Associate Wig & Makeup Designer
Gilbert Medina General Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Evangeline Rose Whitlock Production Stage Manager
Alfredo Macias Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Ziemer Director of Production
Jenna Clark Embrey Dramaturg
Caparelliotis Casting Casting
David Hatkoff Marketing

1Credited as Emilio Sosa.

Actor Role
J. Cameron Barnett First Hunter / Guard / Waiting Woman #1
Brandon Victor Dixon Monster
Ben Horner Second Hunter / Jailbait
Joaquina Kalukango Canary Mary
Marc Kudisch The Mayor / Scribe
Christine Lahti Hester Smith
Ruibo Qian Freedom Fund Lady / Third Hunter / Waiting Woman #2
Elizabeth Stanley The First Lady
Raphael Nash Thompson Butcher
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Signature Theatre Producer
      Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright