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Pasadena Playhouse

Categorized as: Performing Arts & Dance
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: 08/15/2013
  • Ending on: 08/18/2013
  • 08:00PM - 12:00AM
  • $30 - $75


Next Up at The Pasadena Playhouse

August 15 - 18, 2013

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT - 5 Performances Only!

Save 20% Off* Tickets

Use Code: TRADE20


Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway

Written by Gabrielle Pina

Directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks

With Live Music Composed By Ron McCurdy

Through the dramatization of personal letters, LETTERS FROM ZORA explores Hurston’s controversial views on integration, segregation and social justice showcasing a life that was filled with artistic triumphs as well as abject poverty and self-doubt. Veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway plays the role of Zora in this provocative multimedia production directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks and written by novelist Gabrielle Pina. With live music composed by Ron McCurdy and archival images collected by Margie Labadie, LETTERS FROM ZORA will illuminate Hurston’s prose, her life, her distinctive array of friends and foes and her unique view of a jazz-age world.

"LETTERS FROM ZORA is an untold story about the unbridled creativity of Zora Neale Hurston: writer, anthropologist, voodoo priestess and overall Renaissance woman determined to live and die by her own mind,” stated writer Gabrielle Pina. “This production offers a passionate glimpse of history, music, and artistry intended to illuminate her life, her extraordinary career and her immeasurable contributions to the American literary canon.”

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (626) 356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101

*Valid for 20% off tickets to LETTERS FROM ZORA. Good for all 5 performances. Code expires on Sun. August 18 at 2:00 p.m. Front Orchestra and Front Mezzanine only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. All tickets are subject to availability. Service charges and theatre restoration fees apply to all orders. Pricing subject to change.

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