SCarlet letter

by Sarah Saltwick
workshop production
Governors State University | Fall 2017

About This Production

Sarah's feminist retelling of this classic American story puts Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl in the center of their experience. For this workshop production at Governors State University in the southern Chicago suburbs, Sarah wrote a muscular new draft that deftly navigates the tensions between love and fear. It beautifully encapsulates both the historical and our post-2016  election worlds.  The story of a woman sticking to her truth and choosing love in the face of a violent and fearful society felt shockingly relevant, and like an important theme to tackle with this cast of undergraduate students and members of the south suburban community.

photos courtesy of Your Photo World, LTD.