FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Highland Theatre Department will host a spring virtual production on March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. showcasing monologues and poems by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Attendees will need to register for the free virtual event at highland.edu/tickets to receive the performance link.
Hurston was revolutionary in protecting the rights of African Americans. She was known during the Harlem Renaissance for her wit, irreverence, and folk writing style. She was notable for her success in the north but had a difficult time in raising awareness and improve relations in the south about the plight of African Americans.
Hughes was also well known during the Harlem Renaissance for his intellect, literacy, and artistic nature. Hughes was known as a major poet, and also for his novels, short stories, essays, and plays.
Laura Early, Highland Theatre Arts instructor, said, “We are excited to present work that focuses on two of America’s greatest artists.”
For more information contact Laura Early at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit highland.edu.