In the late 1920s, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes collaborated on a script for a play, hoping to strike a balance between frothy musicals and drama with a Big Message -- a tale celebrating the language and humor of genuine black America.
222 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Category: Performing Arts Venues
Region: Central Phoenix
The two friends encountered obstacles of logistics and personality, and Mule Bone (despite that catchy title) was never completed to its authors’ satisfaction. But within that failure lies a true story of conflicts and triumph set during the Harlem Renaissance cultural movement. Local playwright Larissa Brewington and composer Paul Kolecki bring it to life in a one-act musical, Grey Matters Productions’ Har-Lem-Ren, a Herberger Lunch Time Theater presentation at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, February 18 through 27, in the Kax Stage on the Van Buren Street side of 222 East Monroe Street. Admission is $6. For details, including advance tickets and lunch information, visit www.herbergertheater.org/lunch_time_theater or call 602-252-8497.