‘F**king A’ by Suzan Lori-Parks [Melbourne]
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Saturday April 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Space 28, Performing Arts Building,
Southbank, VIC 3006
Celeste Dipieto & Harriet Develin-Dunbar
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About the Show
Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts
Directed by Candy Bowers
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
A brief of the work from our AD:
Adapted by Suzan Lori-Parks from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel “The Scarlet Letter”, Fucking A presents a dark, dystopian fable which centres on Hester, the revered and reviled local abortionist. Hester has lost her son to the prison industrial complex and works tirelessly to buy his freedom in a town overseen by a power-hungry Mayor and policed by a band of murderous Hunters.
Echoing Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Parks’ Brechtian epic tells a mesmerizing tale of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice through both story and songs. Fucking A is an unflinching retelling of white history, exposing the cruel hypocrisies which continue to sustain a patriarchy built upon violence, repression and our own complicity