NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Crossroads Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the One Pearl and a Sphinx production of Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words, a one-woman show delving into noted author Zora Neale Hurston’s controversial views on segregation, integration and social justice. Written by USC professor Gabrielle Denise Pina with an original score by Ron McCurdy, this daring piece showcases a life filled with artistic triumphs as well as abject poverty and self-doubt. Directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks, Hurston’s personal letters create an authentic multi-sensory dramatization brought to life by veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway in a production that will illuminate Hurston’s words, life and distinct view of the jazz-age era.
Don’t Press the Up Button
By MICHAEL SOMMERS APRIL 3, 2014
With best-selling mysteries like “Devil in a Blue Dress” among his more than three dozen books, Walter Mosley is a master of crime fiction who knows how to put his characters into tight, scary situations. In “Lift,” his new drama of suspense that begins performances on April 10 at Crossroads Theater Company in New Brunswick, the writer traps two strangers within an urban nightmare: Inside a damaged elevator that is stuck high up in a burning skyscraper...(read more)
NEW BRUNSWICK – Two strangers trapped in an elevator have a fateful encounter in Lift, a suspenseful new drama by award-winning writer Walter Mosley, premiering at Crossroads Theatre Company, 7 Livingston Ave., April 10-25. In Lift, two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore “Big Time” Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture and class... (click to read more)