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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Del Lewis *
Don Kenneth Mason *
Rachel Lewis ^^
Dana Green *
Tina Mascaro ^
Kayla Kelly ^
Rainbows (Eva Hudson Leoniak)
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
Thank you to our Show Sponsors
The Boeing Company
Nicole & Alex Brodeur
Dave & Karen Johnson
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.