by Suzan-Lori Parks
October 25 - November 1, 2019, William Inge Memorial Theatre
In this dark and twisted take on the so-called “American Dream,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks tells the story of Hester, a mother of five who lives with her children in destitute poverty beneath a bridge. First performed 20 years ago, In the Blood has only become more relevant with time and takes place HERE and NOW. Loosely inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, this play is a laser-sharp look at institutional racism, sexism and the endemic poverty that plagues so many Americans.