Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) has written a haunting riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne's famed novel The Scarlet Letter. The main character of In the Blood is Hester La Negrita, a mother of five illegitimate children who dreams of finding beauty and love for her family. Desperate to break out of the cycle of poverty, homelessness and helplessness, Hester struggles to defy the odds, as she runs into a series of harsh and unexpected obstacles. The Theatre School of DePaul University stages a powerful production of Susan-Lori Parks' In the Blood, which The New York Times called "exhilarating and harrowing," at Healy Theatre.
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