SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 Season with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Lear deBessonet. Performances will begin at Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, on Friday, October 22 and continue through Sunday, December 5. The opening night performance is Friday, October 29 at 8 pm.

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
New Adaptation by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Lear deBessonet

SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 Season with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Lear deBessonet. Performances will begin at Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, on Friday, October 22 and continue through Sunday, December 5. The opening night performance is Friday, October 29 at 8 pm.

“We come from the Puritan tradition,” says Artistic Director Kate Whoriskey. “The ethical and moral structure our forefathers created is still alive today. Hester owns her own experience, wearing her “A” with pride; Dimmesdale and Chillingworth hide their secrets and remain silent. What is most compelling to me about telling this story now is that we still live in a world in which some people feel they must hide their own authentic selves, rather than face our rigid moral coding and a society that brands them with guilt and sin.”

WHAT: Set against a backdrop of religious and sexual hypocrisy, Hawthorne’s tale of morality, guilt and sin comes to the Intiman stage in a new adaptation by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Lear deBessonet and featuring an ensemble of actors including Zabryna Guevara as Hester, Izabel Mar as Pearl and Renata Friedman as Adult Pearl, with live music played by violinist Emily Holden.

WHERE: Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center

WHEN: October 22 – December 5

TICKETS: Tickets are available from www.intiman.org or 206.269.1900. Single ticket prices range from $10 to $65.

Credit: © Chris Bennion 2010

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