At 16, Janie faces a marriage of convenience and a life of quiet drudgery. Instead, she embarks on a journey that brings successes and losses enough for several lifetimes--a passage to fulfillment so singular that it manages to speak for all of our dreams. This soaring saga brings to life the vivid characters of Zora Neale Hurston's beloved novel, a shining jewel of the Harlem Renaissance by one of America's literary giants.
This production replaces Marion McClinton's adaptation of Toni Morrison's Jazz, which was recently postponed for further script development. Gleam will be directed by Mr. McClinton.