Theatre Horizon to Present ‘Zora’ in Blue Bell & Pottstown

Barrymore Award winning actress Cathy Simpson

by Alana J. Mauger

Theatre Horizon returns to Montgomery County Community College with its production of  “Zora,” a one-woman show starring Barrymore Award-winning actress Cathy Simpson.

The first performance will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Hall Community Room, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. The second performance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre, Science Center Lower Level, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

Tickets are available online at www.mc3.edu/livelyarts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years.

Written by Laurence Holder, “Zora” is a dramatic biography of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, a prolific African-American writer of the 1930s and one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Incorporating music from the era and southern folklore, the story focuses on Hurston’s battle to preserve her people’s culture and to live an authentic life against all odds.

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