“This is a story to settle in and listen to. After I had read, "Their Eyes were Watching God," this story let me look behind the curtain as to what Zora's world was like before she became a well known author. The words of her mother, "jump at the sun," pushed her forward in her career to always strive for more, and to never give up. ”
Dea, Second Star to the Right
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 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, Cyndi James Gossett, Tommy Hicks, Lamakhosi Kunene, John LaFayette, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Loren Lester, Tina Lifford, Nan Martin, Marian Mercer, Felton Perry and Esther Scott.