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Signature Announces Cast for THE RED LETER PLAYS; Tickets Now On Sale

Signature Announces Cast for THE RED LETER PLAYS; Tickets Now On Sale

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) productions of Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' The Red Letter Plays: f-ing A & In the Blood. This is the first time these acclaimed plays will be presented together; they will run simultaneously at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). These two plays mark the final productions of Parks' Signature Residency One.

All tickets for the initial runs of the productions are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature Productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit www.SignatureTheatre.org.

In these modern 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 f-ing 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, Hester's branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice. In the Blood's Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her. Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences. These two plays form a haunting and powerful indictment of the way we live now.

The cast for f-ing A will include J. Cameron Barnett (The Emperor Jones), Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon(Hamilton), Ben Horner (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Theatre World Award-winner Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Tony Award-nominee Marc Kudisch (Signature's The Wayside Motor Inn), Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope"), Ruibo Qian (Bull in a China Shop), Drama Desk Award-nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Raphael Nash Thompson (Pericles). The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design), Emilio Sosa (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Todd Almond (Music Direction). Evangeline Rose Whitlock is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

The cast will for In The Blood will include Lortel Award-nominee Jocelyn Bioh (Signature's Everybody), Michael Braun (Signature'sEverybody), Obie Award-winner Russell G. Jones (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Ana Reeder (When It's You), Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award-winner Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed), Tony Award-winner Frank Wood(Signature's Angels in America). The creative team includes Louisa Thompson (Scenic Design), Montana Blanco (Costume Design), Yi Zhao (Lighting Design), Matt Tierney (Sound Design), J. David Brimmer (Fight Direction). Terri K. Kohler is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

Founded in 1991 by James Houghton, Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright's body of work, and during this journey, the writer is engaged in every aspect of the creative process. By championing in-depth explorations of a playwright's body of work, Signature delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision. In 2014 Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award®.



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