1990's two person show Zora Neale Hurston returns to Off Broadway's American Place Theatre with previews beginning with the matinee Oct. 21 (a planned Oct. 20 preview has been cancelled, according to a box office spokesperson). The show opens Oct. 29 and runs through Dec. 13.
Original director Wynn Handman returns to Zora with original star Elizabeth Van Dyke as Hurston. Joseph Edward also stars. Zora Neale Hurston takes place in 1949, but tells the story of one of the most prolific black writers of the 1920's and '30's, best known for her Their Eyes Were Watching God and her title, "Queen of the Harlem Renaissance".
The original production featured Van Dyke and Tim Johnson with direction by Handman. It garnered three Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre: one for the production, one for Van Dyke, and one for Handman.
Tickets are $17.50 in previews and $35 during the run. The American Place Theatre Mainstage is located at 111 West 46th Street.
-- By Christine Ehren