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Scarlet

Portland Playhouse Northeast
Feb 28–April 1, Wednesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 pm & March 4–April 1, Sundays, 2 pm

$25-39

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The Scarlet Letter isn't fun at all, but Michelle Horgen's new adaptation at Portland Playhouse, Scarlet, really is. It's also a musical? I don't know, I'm just as surprised as you are. What makes this version of The Scarlet Letter so enjoyable is its depiction of Hester Prynne not as a vessel for a lofty rhetorical argument against conformity, but as a person–a woman who, like many of us, finds herself in violation of a social contract she has no recollection of signing, who is punished publicly for something her male counterparts do freely, and who must navigate a restrictive, backward community with nothing but her own inner resources. It’s enough to get me on board with the idea of a Scarlet Letter musical, no mean feat. MEGAN BURBANK

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Portland Playhouse

602 NE Prescott, Portland, OR 97211
503-488-5822
http://www.portlandplayhouse.org

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  • Feb 28–April 1, Wednesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 pm & March 4–April 1, Sundays, 2 pm
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