Acting Thesis: “Fucking A”

by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Benton Greene

Showtimes
Thursday, December 14, 8pm
Friday, December 15, 8pm
Saturday, December 16, 2pm
Saturday, December 16, 8pm
Sunday, December 17, 2pm

Columbia University School of Arts MFA Acting Cohort of 2024 presents Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A, directed by Benton Greene.

Fucking A, Suzan-Lori Parks’ innovative twist on The Scarlet Letter, is a timely and mystical story following a noble mother and her wayward son. The small town abortionist, Hester Smith, embarks on an unyielding quest to buy her imprisoned son’s freedom—and nothing will get in her way. Through a unique blend of storytelling and song, Hester’s branded letter A emerges as a thought provoking beacon of revenge, violence, and unflinching sacrifice.

Fucking A is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Content Warning

Please note that this play contains challenging material including: graphic Violence, including depictions of blood; non-consentual sexual contact and sexual assault; strong language; discussion of pregnancy, infertility, and abortion.

Run Time

2 hours

Featuring

Tiffany McLarty – HESTER
Sabrina Victor – CANARY MARY
Emily Kleypas – FIRST LADY
Roberto Perez – MAYOR
Julian Shaheen – BUTCHER
Aaron Joseph Anderson  – SCRIBE/ JAILBAIT
William Appiah – MONSTER
Veda Baldota – 1st HUNTER/ GUARD/ WAITING WOMAN #1
Miguel Bertrand – 2nd HUNTER
Evangeline Billups – FREEDOM FUND LADY/ 3rd HUNTER/ WAITING WOMAN #2
Alecsys Proctor-Turner – THE SINGER

Production Team & Crew

Director Benton Greene
Assistant Director Joshua Lak Kim ‘22
Dramaturg Darby Davis (current student)
Choreographer Rachel-Marie Strazza (current student)
Intimacy/Fight Director Taniece Divya Johnson
Composer/Musician Luke Wygodny
Scenic Designer Sarah Karl
Costume Designer Rachel Dozier-Ezell
Sound Designer Eden Segbefia
Lighting Designer Andre Segar
Props Designer Liv Rigdon
Production Stage Manager Thea McRea
Assistant Stage Manager Hera Jung
Company Manager Tatum Ludlam
Thesis Season Operations Manager Zachary Hedner (current student)

Date

Dec 17 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Venue

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street
Category

Organizer

Columbia University - Lenfest Center for the Arts
Website
https://lenfest.arts.columbia.edu/
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