In The Blood
Playing at Studio Stage from Fri, Oct 26, 2012 - Sat, Nov 10, 2012
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jason Collins
OCTOBER 26, 27 - NOVEMBER 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
Thursday - Saturday Curtain at 8:00 p.m. | Sunday curtain at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission - $20 | Student/Military/Senior Admission - $17
Is any figure in American society more vilified than the welfare mother with multiple children by different fathers? In the Blood explodes stereotypes with a powerful portrait of Hester, an illiterate mother of five, who lives with her kids on the cruel streets of the inner city. We see her fierce love for her brood, her sacrifices for them and the joy they give her. The children, Jabber, Bully, Trouble, Beauty and Baby are played by adults who also double as key characters in Hester’s life. We see how she is exploited and abused; we also see how her own self-destructive decisions hold her back. Intensely thought-provoking and moving.