By Michelle Horgen

May 2 – July 1

Directed by Brian Weaver and Jessica Wallenfels


Condemned by her community, Hester fights to build a life for her and her daughter in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts. Funny, sweet, and heroic; this new musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter stars Rebecca Teran, Isaac Lamb, Susannah Mars, Darius Pierce, Dana Green and many other Portland favorites!

“…here, in 2018, as women are still fighting to be viewed by legislators, religious leaders, and employers as fully human, with the same liberties and opportunities as men, the time seems more than right for an update of Hester Prynne’s story.”
– Andi Zeisler, co-founder and creative/editorial director of Bitch Media

Thank you to PHAME for additional show support.


Hester Prynne
Rebecca Teran*

Arthur Dimmsdale
Isaac Lamb*

Roger Chillingsworth
Darius Pierce*

Richard Bellingham
Del Lewis *

Robert Winthrop
Don Kenneth Mason *

Anne Hibbins
Susannah Mars*

Maxwell Rochette

Elias Bailey
John Kish

Clara Winthrop
Rachel Lewis ^^

Sarah Winthrop
Dana Green *

Mme. Shepard
Tina Mascaro ^

Mme. Dudley
Kayla Kelly ^

Samuel Maverik

Mme. Martin
Liza Jensen

Pearl Prynne
Rainbows (Eva Hudson Leoniak)

Abigail Martin
Lauren Clark

Pearl/Abigail swing
Zia Murphy


Playwright/Composer: Michelle Horgen
Directors: Brian Weaver & Jessica Wallenfels
Music Director: Eric Nordin
Musical Staging: “ranney”, Jessica Wallenfels
Stage Manager: Stephanie Mulligan *
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Daniel Meeker+
Costume Designer: Alison Heryer+

Voice and Text Director: Mary McDonald-Lewis
Properties Designer: Thomas Chapman*
Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas Chapman*
Technical Director: Christian Andrews
Asst. Music Director: Steven Cantor
Asst. Stage Manager: Lorina Alfaro ^
Stitchers: Hadley Yoder, Jea Alford, Fuchsia Lin 


Piano: Eric Nordin

Oboists: Alan Juza/Ann van Bever

Cellist: Dale Tolliver

Appears as courtesy of Actor's Equity

Member of United Scenic Artists

Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Thank you to our Show Sponsors

The Boeing Company

Nicole & Alex Brodeur

Dave & Karen Johnson

Kinsman Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

The Oregon Community Foundation

Jackie Seto & Wade Olsen

Special thanks to Bitch Media and PHAME

Our work is supported by Oregon Cultural Trust.

Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.

Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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