Ruby McCollum

Ruby McCollum

A trail of lies, secrets, and racial prejudice are uncovered when journalists Zora Neale Hurston and William Bradford Huie investigate the murder of a white doctor by an affluent African-American woman. Written by Ron Milner with Steve Albrezzi, based on the book by William Bradford Huie, Ruby McCollum: Woman in the Suwannee Jail, about a true case in South Florida in 1952. This suspenseful drama has powerful implications to this day, posing questions of fairness and justice in a small Southern town.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Shannon Cochran as Mattie/Others
O’Neal Compton as Dr. Leroy Adams
Ronny Cox as Frank Cannon
Loretta Devine as Ruby McCollum
William Frankfather as Jeff Elliott/Others
K. Todd Freeman as Clemon/Matthew
Shaina Freeman as Sonya McCollum
Susie Glaze as Evelyn Anderson
Anthony Griffith as Driver/Poker Player
Andrew Hawkes as Deputy/Others
Reggie Hayes as Sheriff/Others
Lyvingston Holmes as Nurse/Patient
Ella Joyce as Zora Neale Hurston
Shirley Knight as Edith Parks
Jenifer Lewis as Sarah Davis
Cynthia Martells as Thelma Curry
Kevin McCarthy as Charles Davis
James Morrison as William Bradford Huie
Logan Ramsey as LaVergne Blue
John Randolph as Judge Hal Adams
Steve Rankin as Houston Roberts/Others
Charlie Robinson as Buck McCollum
Peggy Roeder as Florrie Lee/Others
David Selby as Louie Wadsworth
Jean Smart as Barbara Huie
Kurtwood Smith as Charlie DuBois/Dr. McCullagh
Norman Snow as Keith Black/Others
Paul Winfield as Sam McCollum
Robert Wisdom as Releford McGriff

Includes an interview with C. Arthur Ellis, author of Zora Hurston and the Strange Case of Ruby McCollum.

Directed by Steve Albrezzi. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in July of 1997.

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