The Scarlet Letter
Closed 1h 30m
The Scarlet Letter
80

The Scarlet Letter NJ Reviews and Tickets

80%
(8 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Ambitious, Intense

About the Show

Hester Prynne seeks a better future for herself and her daughter in this new adaptation of the tale.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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545 Reviews | 81 Followers
92
Profound, Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Quite an intriguing and wonderfully staged production dealing with A. I.

Don't see it if You want an old fashioned play

299 Reviews | 104 Followers
84
Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Brisk economized take on the literary classic.

Don't see it if Creepy puppet and basically a cliffs notes rendition Read more

300 Reviews | 65 Followers
83
Resonant, Intense, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are a fan of the novel or Kate Hamill and her unique takes on classics

Don't see it if you are creeped out by a wooden puppet of a child that looks like it came out of the Exorcist

110 Reviews | 32 Followers
83
Great sets, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a solid, efficient, and somewhat reworked telling of a classic story with great acting

Don't see it if a Scarlet Letter purist or desire lighter fare Read more

413 Reviews | 42 Followers
78
Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the Kate Hamill version before it comes to NY

Don't see it if You want a traditional telling of the classic. You don't like puppets [with puppet master].

270 Reviews | 63 Followers
77
Unsettling, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy feminist themes & interesting takes on classic material. The production stays true to source material but messes with your head

Don't see it if You hate soliloquies or Paul Schrader's First Reformed or you are uncomfortable with the portrayal of any child as anti-social or troubled. Read more

76 Reviews | 8 Followers
51
Dated, Creepy, Disappointing, Unfaithful to the book, Strange

See it if you only read the Cliff Notes instead of the book and don't care about strange changes made to the original plot.

Don't see it if Chucky-like puppets cause nightmares for you. Read more

40 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Thought-provoking, A classic, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate a well-acted and directed adaptation of a classic. It is intense but I liked how the story still has meaning in todays world

Don't see it if You are looking for something light or don’t like puppetry.

Critic Reviews (4)

BroadwayWorld
February 12th, 2024

"This is a captivating show that is bound to go far."
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Front Row Center
February 12th, 2024

" 'Scarlet Letter' is a story of love and revenge, almost equally thwarted."
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New York Theater
February 17th, 2024

"...a largely satisfying, intensely-acted, streamlined ninety minute stage play."
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NJ.com
February 12th, 2024

" ‘The Scarlet Letter’ is a masterful adaption on N.J. stage"
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