Women of Color Productions Presents Zora’s Tales at SCCC PAC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 9:45pm
NEWTON, NJ – On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Sussex County Community College will host the Women of Color Productions presentation of Zora’s Tales. This one woman play depicts the amazing life and times of Zora Neale Hurston who believed in jumpin’ at the sun. Hurston (January 7, 1891– January 28, 1960) was a renowned American most novelist, folklorist, anthropologist, playwright and filmmaker. Hurston authored four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays. She is best known for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the mid-1920s and was a contemporary of other black writers including Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman and together they published a literary magazine called Fire!! in 1926. Subsequently, Ms. Hurston slid into public obscurity until interest in her was revived in1975 thanks to an article in Ms. Magazine. Her literary resurgence coincided with the arrival of authors like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. Zora’s Tales is the celebration of a dynamic woman who, after more than 80 years, has recaptured an important place among African-American literary pioneers.