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F***ing A

In Suzan-Lori Parks's "Fucking A", Hester Smith, the shunned local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom — and nothing will deter Hester from her quest.

In this gritty journey of story and song, Hester’s branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Fucking A was inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter; Parks’s brilliant reimagining of the tale feels deeply contemporary as though it has been pulled from our contemporary headlines.

By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jacqueline Thompson
April 20, 21, & 22 at 8 p.m.
April 22 & 23 at 2 p.m.
A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre

Content Warning: Please note that this play includes simulated acts of non-consensual intimacy and situations involving complicated consent. It also includes discussion and actions related to unwanted pregnancy and infertility. 
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“Fucking A” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.