May05

Vanessa Bell Calloway to Star in Letters From Zora

Categories // Entertainment Monday, 05 May 2014

Vanessa-Bell-CallowayBack by popular demand, the hit production of Gabrielle Pina’s “Letters From Zora,”starring eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway, will return to Los Angeles this month for a limited engagement at the Pasadena Playhouse May 10-18.

Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse, says "The incredible audience reaction last summer to both Zora's brilliant words and Vanessa's moving performance immediately encouraged us to make a return engagement of this show a reality.

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.

"As an actor you dream of a role that you can embody - a character in whom you can become completely engrossed - a role that you wake up each morning excited to portray with dialogue that flows like pure poetry," said Vanessa Bell Calloway, who is best known for her roles in the box office hits “Coming to America” and “What's Love Got to Do With It” and who currently co-stars in HBO series “Shameless.”

"For me Letters From Zora is that perfect piece," she added.

“Letters From Zora” will run from May 10-18 at The Pasadena Playhouse, located at 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena. Visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.com for tickets.

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