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The Pasadena Playhouse Presents Letters from Zora

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), announced that they will present the hit production of Gabrielle Pina’s Letters from Zora, in association with One Pearl and a Sphinx.  The production, which returns by poplular demand, will play a limited engagement of eight performances and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. Letters from Zora is directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks with original music composed by Ron McCurdy.  Performances run May 10 – 18, 2014 with a press opening on Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Through the dramatization of personal letters, Letters from Zora explores Hurston’s controversial views on integration, segregation and social justice showcasing a life that was filled with artistic triumphs as well as abject poverty and self-doubt. Veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway plays the role of Zora in this provocative multimedia production directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks and written by novelist Gabrielle Pina.

Single ticket prices range from $40.00 – $100.00.  Limited VIP Packages including premium seating, post-show meet & greet with Gabrielle Pina, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Anita Dashiell-Sparks and light reception is available for $150.00 per ticket.

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.  The performance schedule is Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available online atwww.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates.  On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Group Sales (8 or more people) are available by calling 626-921-1161.

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