By Adam Hetrick
08 Feb 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars, Stick Fly) will direct Arthur Yorkins' adaptation, which will be taped for a national radio broadcast in September to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the novel. The readings take place at 7 PM.
Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) will narrate, with Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!; Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Grandmother, Cooper (The Life; Caroline, or Change) as Joe Starks and Brandon Dirdon (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Tea Cake.
It will have an original score composed by blues legend Bill Sims, Jr., with sound design by Ricardo Fernandez and lighting design by Jeannette Yew.
In addition, on March 28, the Greene Space will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, who will be joined by poet Sonia Sanchez, actress and activist Ruby Dee, and Hurston's niece, Lucy Anne Hurston. Academy Award nominee Dee starred in the television adaptation of "Their Eyes Were Watching God." The conversation will take place at 7 PM.
For tickets visit Thegreenespace.org.