Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"The Scarlet Letter" at Casper College is simply SIN-sational

This production of "The Scarlet Letter" at Casper College ties into the Humanities Festival that has "SIN" for a topic:

The Casper College Theatre and Dance Department will present Nathaniel Hawthorne’s dramatic morality tale, “The Scarlett Letter” February 16-18 and 22-26 on the Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre.

“The contemporary adaptation by Phyllis Nagy of Hawthorne’s novel looks at a moral dilemma: Should Hester confess who the father of her illegitimate baby is or should she boldly wear the scarlet letter as a daily reminder of her disgrace in the community. Hester’s struggle makes us all examine the meaning of morality in our contemporary world,” said Douglas Garland, director.

“Everyone in this story is concealing a crazy spider web of emotions except for young Pearl who is struggling to find her true self in this odd world of tortured adults. Phyllis Nagy has done a marvelous job of bringing Hawthorne's novel to the stage in a sparse and complex way,” Garland added.

“The Scarlett Letter” begins at 7:30 each night with a 2 p.m. matinee only on the final day of production. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 16 to 18. The play is for mature audiences only. Tickets can be purchased at the Krampert Theatre Complex box office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 307-268-2500, or one hour before each performance, for that performance only. The Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre is located in the Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex on the Casper College campus.

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