This timeless story of love, betrayal, and integrity follows heroine Hester Prynne who forges a new morality independent of the community that publicly shames and stigmatizes her.
The words, above, are from the program notes of the New Rep Theater, which recently performed this adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel at the Waltham Senior Center. Wikipedia expands on this theme in its decription of the novel, below. The photos appear in the order taken.
Set in Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, [The Scarlet Letter] tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. The book explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.