A Scarlet Letter
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Hester Prynne on the entrenched injustice confronting women: 'the whole system of society [must be] torn down and built up anew.' How prescient The Scarlet Letter seems today. In spirit, Hester finds kindred with #MeToo and #timesup. Her personal story reflects a daunting struggle to raise a child alone in an unforgiving, puritanical world. How can she endure? By virtue of her remarkable personal strength and capacity for love. This fast-paced, concise adaptation invites us to revisit Hawthorne's great novel.