Writer/anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston is best known for the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, and her long unpublished first novel Barracoon was just put out last month, but her early short stories are also worth reading. “Sweat” (1926) and “The Gilded Six Bits” (1933) are both about married couples in Florida, but that’s about where the similarities end. In Sweat, a washerwoman is trapped in an abusive relationship with an adulterous monster who’s thinking about killing her. The Gilded Six Bits looks at a happy pair of newlyweds in the all-black town of Eatonville, who are thrown into turmoil when a friendly outsider enters their home. Presented back to back, the two stories have been adapted into one-acts by Mixed Magic Theater founder Ricardo Pitts-Wiley. No one’s reviewed it, I can’t find any production photos, and this is the final weekend, so this one’s a real crapshoot.
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Sweat and The Gilded Six Bits
May 18 2018
|Date:||May 18, 2018|
|Event Categories:||Featured, Theatre|
|Event Tags:||Mixed Magic Theater, Pawtucket, Theatre, Zora Neale Hurston|
Mixed Magic Theatre560 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket, RI United States
January 20 @ 9:00 pm - January 21 @ 9:00 pm
January 22 @ 6:00 pm
January 23 @ 5:30 pm
January 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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