by Sarah Saltwick
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.
Dante Vidal Silguero
Assistant Director: Therese Caldwell
Stage Manager: Sarah Gutierrez
Scenic Designer: Elizabeth Devlin Bracken
Lighting Designer: Cedar Larson
Sound Designer: Sarah Espinoza
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Properties Designer: Stacey Coleman
Production Manager: Michelle Medvin