Color Struck by Zora Neale Hurston
“She calls herself a big cigar, but I kin smoke her.”
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.