In The Blood

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October 17-21, 2018

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall

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About the Show

By Suzan-Lori Parks

Hester and her 5 children are homeless and desperate for a way off the street. Although Hester‘s family is surrounded by seemingly helpful people, they are unable to climb from under the poverty and neglect that society has heaped upon them. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Suzan-Lori Parks, this re-envisioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter engages the audience in questions of societal and personal responsibility. IN THE BLOOD is presented in support of NC State’s campus-wide conversation related to the University’s common reading of Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s,  $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

Directed by Lormarev Jones, Guest Director

Hester/Le Negrita — Riki Dows
Jabber/Chilli — Ryan Vasconcellos
Baby/Reverend D — Isaiah Lewis
Bully/The Welfare Lady — Dani Coan
Trouble/The Doctor — Elnora Nesbitt
Beauty/Amiga Gringa — Fara Marin

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

In the News

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins Distinguished Playwright Award. Read the New York Times article.

Interview on WHUP-FM’s Light’s Up! with host Wayne Leonard featuring Lormarev Jones, Mia Self and Ryan Vasconcellos. Begins around the :15 minute mark.

 SHOW WARNING: This performance contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing including explicit language, adult themes, violence, and sexual content. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Show Times:
7:30pm Nightly, October 17-20
2:00pm, Sunday Matinee:  October 21

Adult $18; NCSU/Other students $6 (plus applicable fees and NC sales tax) — All seating general admission

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Hours: 1:00-6:00pm, Monday-Friday

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