Color Struck by Zora Neale Hurston

“She calls herself a big cigar, but I kin smoke her.”

Pictured, L to R: Christopher Piper, Afomia Hailemeskel, and Beethovan Oden.

Pictured, L to R: Christopher Piper, Afomia Hailemeskel, and Beethovan Oden.

Directed by Ariana Cook

May 12, 2012 at The Dallas Museum of Art

Undermain Theatre continues their popular reading series with a staged reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s play Color Struck. Performed in connection with the DMA’s exhibition “Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties”, Hurston’s 1925 play explores issues of self-perception, fragmentation, and colorism. Exemplifying the cultural and intellectual blossoming of the Harlem Renaissance, this stirringly unapologetic tragedy is still relevant today.

Cast and Creatives

Zora Neal Hurston  Playwright

Zora Neal Hurston
Playwright

Ariana Cook

Ariana Cook
Director
Visual Designer

Bruce DuBose

Bruce Dubose
Sound Designer

Dylan Key

Dylan Key
Stage Manager

Cast

Afomia Hailemeskel Effie

Afomia Hailemeskel
Effie

Tiffany Denise Hobbs Emmaline

Tiffany Denise Hobbs
Emmaline

Beethovan Oden John

Beethovan Oden
John

Christopher Piper Dinky

Christopher Piper
Dinky

Dennis Raveneau Wesley / Clarke

Dennis Raveneau
Wesley / Clarke

Isake Slaughter Ada / Stage Directions

Isake Slaughter
Ada / Stage Directions

Photo Archive

Color Struck Postcard Front

Color Struck
Postcard Front

Color Struck Postcard Back

Color Struck
Postcard Back

Pictured, center: Tiffany Denise Hobbs and Beethovan Oden.

Pictured, center: Tiffany Denise Hobbs and Beethovan Oden.

Pictured, L to R: Afomia Hailemeskel, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, Dennis Raveneau

Pictured, L to R: Afomia Hailemeskel, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, Dennis Raveneau

Pictured, right: Isake Slaughter

Pictured, right: Isake Slaughter

Pictured, L to R: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, Afomia Hailemeskel, Dennis Raveneau, Christopher Piper,  and Isake Slaughter.

Pictured, L to R: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, Afomia Hailemeskel, Dennis Raveneau, Christopher Piper, and Isake Slaughter.

Pictured, standing: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden,  and Afomia Hailemeskel.

Pictured, standing: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, and Afomia Hailemeskel.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, and Dennis Raveneau.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Beethovan Oden, and Dennis Raveneau.

Pictured, L to R: Christopher Piper, Afomia Hailemeskel, and Beethovan Oden.

Pictured, L to R: Christopher Piper, Afomia Hailemeskel, and Beethovan Oden.