BALTIMORE – Award winning actress Kim Brockington, a Baltimore native, will star in a one woman show entitled “Women of Courage: Zora Neale Hurston” on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street at 7 p.m. ET.
Hurston was a leading American folklorist, anthropologist, poet and author who rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her 1937 novel “There Eyes Were Watching God.”
Brockington is a versatile actor of television, film and stage. On TV, she most recently appeared as Belinda in Spike Lee’s Da Brick, a pilot for HBO. She is well known for her portrayal of Zora in Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun a documentary for PBS American Masters.
Soap fans of Guiding Light have enjoyed her for several years as Dr. Felicia Boudreaux, a recurring role on One Life to Live as Mrs. Woodrow and on All My Children as the Jamaican hotel owner Lila Rousseau.
The evening will be highlighted by the presentation of an award to Dr. Ruthe Sheffey, an emeritus professor of English at Morgan State University who founded the Zora Neale Hurston Society in 1986, the first literary society named in honor of an African American woman.
VIP tickets are available for $200 which include complimentary valet parking, pre-show reception, the performance and a post-show Q & A with the actress. General Admission tickets are $100 which include the performance and the post-show Q & A with the actress.
To reserve tickets or to obtain more information, call 410-366-0508. Proceeds benefit Committee to Elect Catherine E. Pugh.