The Scarlet Letter

November 16 - December 7, 2012
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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Adapted by Sarah Saltwick
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Directed by Steven Wilson

Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance

“There was a wild and ghastly scenery all around her, and a home and comfort nowhere.”

Sin. Guilt. Judgment. Love.

Protagonist Hester Prynne comes to the stage in a reimagining of Hawthorne’s classic tale.

About the playwright and director
Sarah Saltwick is a playwriting and fiction Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been presented, developed or produced by Paper Chairs Theatre Company, Scriptworks, WordBRIDGE, Bristol Riverside Theater, Shrewd Productions, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Moving Arts.

Prior to his study at The University of Texas at Austin, Steven Wilson spent fifteen years working throughout Chicago as an actor, director and educator. His directing credits include The Transition of Doodle Pequeño (UT Austin), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (A Red Orchid Theatre), The 13th of Paris (LiveWire Chicago Theatre), and Orange Flower Water (No Name Players). Most recently, Steven was the assistant director for Dividing The Estate at the ZACH Theatre where he also works as a teaching artist. He is a master of fine arts candidate at The University of Texas at Austin.

Nov. 16, 17, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Nov. 18, Dec. 2 at 2pm

“A” if for ______: Filling in the Blanks and Leaving Empty Spaces in The Scarlet Letter

Sunday, November 18 at 3:45 pm, immediately following the performance of The Scarlet Letter

Sunday, December 2 at 3:45 pm, immediately following the performance of The Scarlet Letter

Audience members are invited to a post performance discussion surrounding the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of The Scarlet Letter. Join the playwright, director, and members of the cast, and explore the process of bringing this cherished novel to the stage in Sarah Saltwick’s new adaptation.

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The Daily Texan – Saltwick’s adaptation of The Scarlet Letter takes artistic liberties while retaining spirit of novel
Austin 360 – Review: The Scarlet Letter


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