In the Blood

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 2000 - Drama - 73 pages
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THE STORY: In this modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her eldest child is teaching her how to read and write, but the letter "A" is, so far, the only letter she knows. Her five kids are named Jabber, Bully, Trouble, Beauty and Baby, and the characters are played by adult actors who double as five other people in Hester's life: her ex-boyfriend, her social worker, her doctor, her best friend and her minister. While Hester's kids fill her life with joy—lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty—the adults with whom she comes into contact only hold her back. Nothing can stop the play's tragic end.

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Review: In the Blood - Acting Edition

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

What a play! A brilliant adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, set in impoverished modern America. Class, race, and gender roles all get thoughtfully examined. Read full review

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User Review  - Katelyn - Goodreads

strange play. Some of it makes sense but my have to reread it at somepoint. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths. Her plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer-nominee), Fucking A, Venus (OBIE Award), The America Play and Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (OBIE Award, Best New American Play). She is also a screenwriter, novelist, and MacArthur "Genius" grantee.

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