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Fucking A

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Synopsis

In Fucking A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son’s freedom—and nothing will deter Hester from her quest. This play is part of Suzan-Lori Parks’ mediattion on The Scarlett Letter published alongside “In The Blood” as The Red Letter Plays.

Character Breakdown

Hester Smith (F) The abortion provider and main character. Her son has been sent to jail by the First lady.
Canary Mary (F) A friend of Hesters and a "kept woman", a prostitute.
The Mayor (M) Leader of a small piece of land. Cheats on his wife with Canary Mary.
The First Lady (F) The Mayor's wife. She is unable to bear children which really bothers the Mayor. She sent Hester's son to jail.
Butcher (M) A local Butcher who falls in love with Hester.
Monster (M) Escaped convict turns out to be Hester's son. Real name is Boy Smith.
Freedom Fund Lady (F) Collects money from Hester for the picnic bail.
Scribe (M) He writes beautifully, and Hester goes to him so he can write a letter to her son for her.
First, Second, and Third Hunter (M) All three them are bent on catching Monster for a money prize and also so they can torture him.
Jailbait (M) He is mistaken for Hester's son and he's the one who actually has the dream picnics with Hester.