Overview

Now extended through October 8!

In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice. 

This play is being produced in tandem with Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson, as part of the event we are calling The Red Letter Plays, a unique opportunity to see two plays by one writer in dialogue with each other. To find out more about why we are presenting these two riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter together, click here.

Waitlist tickets

On the day of a sold out performance, we will take a waiting list for full price tickets in person at the ground floor Box Office window one hour prior to showtime. For more information, click here.
 
"Critics' Pick! Timeless and enduringly relevant. As harrowing as it is witty!"
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
 
"Four stars! Like Hester’s bloodily branded A, the play leaves an indelible mark."
- Raven Snook, Time Out New York

"A fiery, raw-throated shout in the face of hypocrisy, privilege, and injustice."
- Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
Dates
August 22 - October 8, 2017
Price
All tickets $30 through October 1; tickets start at $85 beginning October 3
Running Time
2 hours 15 minutes, with one intermission
Residency

Please note

This production contains the use of haze and herbal cigarettes.
 

frequently asked questions

Click here to learn more about The Red Letter Plays.

Performance Extras

Signature Spotlight Series

Sponsored by American Express
 
Talkback_Icon_Signature-01.png  Talkbacks (post-show)

August 31; September 14, 19, 26
Chat after the show with the cast and creative team about their process creating the production.

BackstagePass_Icon_Signature-01.png  Backstage Pass (Pre-Show)

September 6 at 6:00pm
Get an inside look at the mechanics behind the magic in this pre-show discussion with The Red Letter Plays scenic designers Rachel Hauck and Louisa Thompson.

Page-to-Stage_Icon_Signature-01.png  Page to Stage (Pre-Show)

September 20 at 6:30pm
Hear the full story on how playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and director Jo Bonney transformed an idea into a play through a moderated discussion with members of the Artistic Team.  

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Cast

J. Cameron Barnett

Brandon Victor Dixon

Ben Horner

Joaquina Kalukango

Marc Kudisch

Christine Lahti

Ruibo Qian

Elizabeth Stanley

Raphael Nash Thompson

Creative

Scenic Design
Rachel Hauck
Costume Design
Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design
Jeff Croiter
Sound Design
Darron L West
Projection Design
Rocco Disanti
Music Direction
Todd Almond
Choreographer
Tanya Birl
Wig & Make-up Design
J. Jared Janas
Fight Director
Thomas Schall
Production Stage Manager
Evangeline Rose Whitlock

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