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Recap: The Scarlet Letter – A New Play Inspired By An Old Story

The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is an American classic exploring the tension between judgement and freedom and desire and sin. Read here for more background information from my previous article on this novel and the inspiration behind the current adaptation of this old classic.

Cara Spradling as "Pearl Prynne", Sarah Konkel as "Hester Prynne" and Mackenzie Dunn as "Mistress Hibbins"

Cara Spradling as “Pearl Prynne”, Sarah Konkel as “Hester Prynne” and Mackenzie Dunn as “Mistress Hibbins” (Photo Credit: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin)

The performance took place in the intimate B. Iden Payne Theatre on
The University of Texas at Austincampus. The props, although fairly simple, were strategically placed and the backdrop of forest foliage was cleverly positioned to give the illusion of the sun’s rays weaving through the limbs and leaves.  As noted from the creative team, the performance “is a new play inspired by an old story. Plots have been changed, characters added, language re-imagined.”

Cara Spradling as "Pearl Prynne" and Cody Edgar as "Governor Bellingham"

Cara Spradling as “Pearl Prynne” and Cody Edgar as “Governor Bellingham” (Photo Credit: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin)

Indeed, the play included the original core staples of the novel, however intriguing twists were cleverly woven within to create interest and fascination among the audience. Each actor performed his/her role very well, with eloquence and such energy and strength. I was impressed with each young actor’s passion and performance, especially the youngest of the crew, Cara Spradling, who played the role of Hester Prynne’s daughter and symbol of her sin, Pearl Prynne. Cara was incredible to watch and most entertaining.

Adapted by playwright Sarah Saltwick and directed by Steven Wilson, this play on an old classic is very well orchestrated and fresh, while continuing to maintain the original and timeless cornerstones of an old classic novel.

WHEN: November 29, 30, December 1, 5, 6, 7 at 8 p.m.
December 2 at 2 p.m.

Sarah Konkel as "Hester Prynne" and Cara Spradling as "Pearl Prynne"

Sarah Konkel as “Hester Prynne” and Cara Spradling as “Pearl Prynne” (Photo Credit: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin)

WHERE:
B. Iden Payne Theatre
Winship Drama Building
300 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX 78712
Ph. 512-471-5793

COST:
$15-$25
Purchase tickets here.

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