In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her, in this play hailed by The New York Times as "…a work of art. You will leave thrilled, even comforted by its mastery." Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences, in this new production directed by Obie Award-winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).  

This play was produced in tandem with Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, directed by Jo Bonney, as part of the event we are called 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 presented these two riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter together, click here

"Critics' Pick! A first-rate revival. Testifies to the genre-defying genius of Suzan-Lori Parks."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Four stars! Gets your pulse pumping even as it breaks your heart."
- Raven Snook, Time Out New York

"Vital and urgent in the America we’re currently living in."
- Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
August 29 - October 15, 2017
Running Time
Approximately 2 hours

Please Note

This production contains the use of haze and herbal cigarettes.

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Jocelyn Bioh

Michael Braun

Russell G. Jones

Ana Reeder

Saycon Sengbloh

Frank Wood


Scenic Design
Louisa Thompson
Costume Design
Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Design
Yi Zhao
Sound Design
Matt Tierney
Fight Director
J. David Brimmer
Wig Design
Cookie Jordan
Annie-B Parson
Elizabeth Streb/ Streb Extreme Action
Production Stage Manager
Terri K. Kohler

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