Color Struck – Play by Zora Neale Hurston
Don’t miss “Color Struck” one of Zora Neale Hurston’s revered works, set in St. Augustine, FL! The Zora Project presents “Color Struck” in the Excelsior Room at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center on April 28-30, 2023.
Zora Neale Hurston, Florida’s award-winning writer and folklorist, was associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was noted for her celebration of African American culture of the rural south. In 1925, she was the winner of three literary awards from Opportunity Magazine, including the drama award for Color Struck. The play focuses on the effects of colorism on African Americans. We are happy to announce the Florida premiere of the play in its original setting—St. Augustine!
Directed by Deborah Dickey, the production will include actors and members of the community in St. Augustine to recreate the authentic atmosphere of the Cake Walk competition featured in Hurston’s play. With a dance born in controversy, but later embraced by African American communities, Color Struck depicts a competition that attracted couples from across North Florida. The dance phenomenon swept the south before moving onto the world stage and was the first popular dance to cross the color barrier.
Dates | Times:
Friday, April 28 — 7:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, April 29 — 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday, April 30 — 2:00pm-4:30pm **
** Please Note – Sunday’s performance will also feature a short, informal panel discussion featuring the actors and other panelists on the important topics presented in the play and their relevance today.
Parking: Available in front of the museum and at the paved lot on Pomar St. with accessible entrances.
Presented through the generous support of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.
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