Interactive Preview of 'The Scarlet Letter' at SW Branch Library Nov. 10


Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6 – 7:45pm

Where Southwest Branch
Audience Adults, Teens
Language English
Summary Participate as a part of the cast or audience in a reading and conversation about Intiman Theatre's upcoming play, "The Scarlet Letter."

Full Description What are the critical issues today that compel us to confront what seems to be impossible, both within ourselves and as they impact our country and our community?

Be "cast" as Hester Prynne and other characters from the play for an informal, 40-minute reading, followed by a facilitated conversation. Familiarity with the play is not necessary, and those who don't wish to read are encouraged to attend as audience and be part of the conversation.

Hester Prynne is one of the great central female characters in American literature—a woman with vital sexuality, force and ironic humor. In Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter," we see what the subjugation of that identity costs both Hester and her community—and what that suppression means for all women who are forced to understand that they have no voice. Staged by Lear deBessonet, a visionary director of innovative new works for the theatre, Naomi Iizuka’s exciting new American Cycle version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel unfolds in the shifting, surprising landscape of past and present co-mingled, bringing us together to explore this universal human story through an aesthetic that is vibrantly alive and American.

Front Porch Theater is an ongoing, county-wide series in which scenes from classic plays are read out loud by volunteer readers, followed by a moderated conversation about how the story and its ideas resonate today. Join us as a "performer" or audience.

Event Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126