Extended to April 1!!


FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 25 (original run)


By Michelle Horgen
Directed by Brian Weaver and Jessica Wallenfels

Scarlet Events

Feb 28 - Mar 2   Preview performances tickets just $19

March 3 - 8 Opening Week - every patron receives a complimentary Scarlet confection from Missionary Chocolates

March 9  Opening Night - Join us pre-show for dinner with the director and playwright at Firehouse Restaurant. $100.  Limited seating is available.  Call 971-533-8743 to reserve yours.  All Opening Night patrons are invited to the post-show reception with the cast, creative team and crew.

March 14   ASL interpreted performance

March 18   Curated post show panel with Bitch Media


Condemned by her community, Hester fights to build a life for her and her daughter in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts. Funny, sweet, and heroic; this new musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter stars Rebecca Teran, Isaac Lamb, Susannah Mars, Darius Pierce, Dana Green and many other Portland favorites!

", in 2018, as women are still fighting to be viewed by legislators, religious leaders, and employers as fully human, with the same liberties and opportunities as men, the time seems more than right for an update of Hester Prynne’s story."                                                      - Andi Zeisler, co-founder and creative/editorial director of Bitch Media

Thank you to PHAME for additional show support.


Creative Team

Playwright/Composer         Michelle Horgen

Directors                                Brian Weaver and Jessica Wallenfels

Music Director                     Eric Nordin

Musical Staging                    "ranney", Jessica Wallenfels

Stage Manager                     Stephanie Mulligan *

Scenic/Lighting Designer   Daniel Meeker+

Costume Designer               Alison Heryer+

Voice and Text Director      Mary McDonald-Lewis

Properties Designer             Thomas Chapman*

Assistant Stage Manager      Thomas Chapman*

Technical Director               Christian Andrews

Asst. Music Director            Steven Cantor

Asst Stage Manager            Lorina Alfaro ^

Stitchers                               Hadley Yoder, Jea Alford, Fuchsia Lin       



*Appears Courtesy Actors’ Equity Association

+Member of United Scenic Artists

^Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

^^Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member


Hester Prynne                          Rebecca Teran*

Arthur Dimmsdale                 Isaac Lamb*

Roger Chillingsworth            Darius Pierce*

Richard Bellingham               Del Lewis *

Robert Winthrop                   Don Kenneth Mason *

Anne Hibbins                         Susannah Mars*

Jailor                                         Maxwell Rochette

Elias Bailey                             John Kish

Clara Winthrop                     Rachel Lewis ^^

Sarah Winthrop                    Dana Green *

Mme. Shepard                       Tina Mascaro ^

Mme. Dudley                          Kayla Kelly ^

Samuel Maverik                    “ranney"*

Mme. Martin                          Liza Jensen

Pearl Prynne                          Rainbows (Eva Hudson Leoniak)

Abigail Martin                       Lauren Clark

Pearl/Abigail swing              Zia Murphy


Piano                                     Eric Nordin

Oboist                                   Alan Juza/Ann van Bever

Cellist                                   Dale Tolliver



Carol Streeter & Harold Goldstein and Ronnie Lacroute


The Boeing Company, Nicole & Alex Brodeur, Dave & Karen Johnson, Kinsman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Oregon Community Foundation, Jackie Seto & Wade Olsen

Special thanks to Bitch Media and PHAME

Our work is made possible by Mary & Don Blair, Ellyn Bye, Colas Construction, The Collins Foundation, Joel Hamberg Painting, Greg Hinckley & Mary Chomenko, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, ME Fitness, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Community Foundation, Roy & Diane Marvin Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, James B Wiley Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, In Memory of Phyllis L. Weaver, Steve & Elsie Weaver, Wrather Family Foundation, Friends of Sandra Zickefoose

Our work is supported by Oregon Cultural Trust

Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.

Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.