WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
Lean & Hungry Theater Presents "The Scarlet Letter". Audio theater company builds on success with Shakespeare and expands repertoire with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s greatest American classic, airing Feb. 28, 2014
Hester Prynne is no Shakespearean heroine, but her tale of sex, scandal and the infamous letter “A” will not disappoint the devoted Lean & Hungry Theater audience. Set amongst the Puritans in Colonial Massachusetts, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of one woman and her lifetime of public humiliation for her crime of adultery.
The Scarlet Letter is Lean & Hungry’s first foray beyond Elizabethan drama, made possible through a generous grant from the DC Share Fund of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. Lean & Hungry is the Washington-based professional theater company that performs radio drama adaptations of Shakespearean and other classics for Web distribution; it received the grant to transform Hawthorne’s classic American novel into a one-hour audio production, then pair the final product with a study guide and curriculum for teacher and student use in classrooms nationwide.
Directed by Renana Fox and adapted for the airwaves by Lean & Hungry’s resident Dramaturg, Isabel Smith-Bernstein. The one-hour radio adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic will be broadcast LIVE at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 from ArtiSphere; tickets are available on January 23rd at leanandhungrytheater.org. Audience members at home can listen to the LIVE broadcast on WAMU 88.5.
Lean & Hungry Theatre is endorsed by the National Federation of The Blind and is broadcast on public radio in eight states. Learn more at LeanAndHungryTheater.org.
WAMU 88.5 is the leading radio station in the Washington, D.C., region and prides itself on promoting civil discourse and being the trusted voice of radio. WAMU provides a wide range of original programs including the Diane Rehm Show and the Kojo Nnamdi Show as well as NPR programs. A public radio station, WAMU focuses on news, information, arts and culture. The station is a proud partner with Lean & Hungry Theater. More information is available at wamu.org.
Artisphere connects artists and audiences through an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking arts programming. It is your spot for insight into the creative process and to engage in artistic adventures—from contemporary visual art, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. More information at http://www.artisphere.com.