As the twenties roared and the Harlem renaissance thrived, a young woman from rural Florida became the toast of literary New York. Jump at the Sun by Kathleen McGhee-Anderson chronicles the passionate life of Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Are Watching God, who went from spinning tales on the front porch of a country store, to writing prize-winning stories, novels and plays. Imbued with the rhymes and rhythms of the Jazz Age, Hurston’s story reveals a woman’s ferocious appetite for life, literature, and love.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
David Downing as Buddy/Porter/Juice/Man
Cyndi James Gossett as Lucy Ann/Maid/Sadie/Louise Thompson/Callie/Girl
Tommy Hicks as Langtson Hughes/John Hurston/Bits
Lamakhosi Kunene as Young Zora/Plum
John LaFayette as HerbertSheen
Mark Christopher Lawrence as Waiter/Photographer/Wallace Thurman/Custodian/Clerk
Loren Lester as Boas/Preacher/Lippincott/Landlord
Tina Lifford as Zora Neale Hurston
Nan Martin as Godmother
Marian Mercer as Fanny Hurst
Felton Perry as Gene/Professor/Maitre D’/Charles S. Johnson/Old Man
Esther Scott as Ms.Mimms/Gwen Bennet/Delilah/Effie/Woman
Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in November of 1994.