Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
In The Blood



In the Blood

By Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by Ann Folino White

The Auditorium Arena Theatre

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:30p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:30p.m.
Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 2:00p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 2:00p.m.

"Suffering is an enormous turn on."

In the Blood by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks showcases her unique verbal agility and poetic vision.In the Blood is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Rather than indicting Puritan society, Ms. Parks shows us a world of social services unequipped to help the modern day Hester Prynne. The play is an examination of fault, blame and honor. Ms. Parks will be discussing her work on campus April 5th.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Suzan-Lori Parks will deliver the College of Arts and Letters “Signature Lecture” for 2010 on April 5 and will engage with MSU students in seminars and classes during her stay on campus following a production of her play In the Blood.

Director pre-show talk Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 1:15 PM

Talk Back on Thursday, March 25, 2010. (Following the performance)



The box office at the Auditorium Arena Theatre opens one (1) hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior. All Second Stage tickets are $8 each payable in cash, by check or credit card. Advanced ticket sales are available from the Department of Theatre main office (Room 113 AUD) before 4:00PM every day. Checks must be made payable to Michigan State University and contain a printed address. A valid driver’s license is required to purchase by check. Seating is limited.