The Scarlet Letter at Aux Dog Theatre, Albuquerque
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The Scarlet Letter

Saturday Sept 29, 2018

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3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 254-7716
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Phone: (505) 596-0607
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The season opens with Hawthorne's great American Gothic romance brought to searing life in this daring and thought-provoking stage adaptation by Phyllis Nagy.

The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is excited to open its 2018/19 Season with the classic drama, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s THE SCARLET LETTER adapted by acclaimed contemporary playwright, Phyllis Nagy.

As current as the #MeToo Movement, Hawthorne's great  American Gothic romance comes to searing life in this daring and thought-provoking stage adaptation by Phyllis Nagy. THE SCARLET LETTER is a classic tale of love, sin, punishment, revenge and redemption set in the 17th century Puritan world of Boston, Massachusetts. However, this adaptation by Ms. Nagy has a distinctly contemporary sensibility and message for modern audiences.

Directed by Douglas Garland who directed Ibsen’s GHOSTS here at the Aux Dog. Mr. Garland has been directing and designing in professional and academic theatres from Boston to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for over 40 years.

The complete cast of THE SCARLET LETTER features CAITLIN KELLY (Hester Prynne); MARIO CABRERA (Governor Bellingham); ANNIE ELLIOTT (Pearl); RUBEN MUELLER (Master Brackett); STEPHEN FORREST (Arthur Dimmesdale); MIKE LONG (Roger Chillingworth); and JUDY HERRERA (Mistress Hibbins).

Opens Friday Sept. 7, 2018 and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm in September through the 30th. Opening weekend only - 2 tickets for the price of 1.

Widely regarded as America’s first great novel, this compelling story of Hester Prynne and her defiance of local custom is even more resonant in today’s reality of the “#MeToo” and “Times Up”movements.

Art by Russell Maynor


See also: Found Objects

Looking for some combination of the two shows above? Something equal parts intrigue and classic flair? The Scarlet Letter at Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista Blvd. NE) is a safe bet. We all know the classic tale of puritanical Boston religious-types, the slut-shaming and surprise paternity results, but Aux Dog offers up a visual map of the classic piece of literature. Adapted here by contemporary playwright Phyllis Nagy, the folks at Aux Dog hope that the defiant Hester Prynne might offer up inspiration in the face of persistent patriarchy in the acting world and well beyond, and follow the momentum of the “Time's Up” movement. With that framework—who would want to miss out? Aux Dog's iteration of The Scarlet Letter runs through Sept. 30, with curtains up at 8pm on opening night. Tickets start at $20 for general admission—but opening weekend specials offer viewers two tickets for $22. More information is up online at

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