Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter

Event Details
  Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter
  January 26, 2013 8:00 PM
  January 26, 2013
  Alexander Kasser Theater
January 26 and February 2 • 8:00 p.m.
January 27 and February 3 • 3:00 p.m.
January 31, February 1 a
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Alexander Kasser Theater
Every seat: $15*

Concept, Direction, Set and Light Design by Robert Wilson
Libretto and Music Composition by
Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon
Book by Jacqueline Woodson

A new chamber opera based on the life of renowned African-American artist Clementine Hunter, Zinnias is an intimate exploration of one of America’s greatest natural talents. Born on a plantation in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Hunter's experiences revealed an innate talent for depicting life in the early 20th century through her paintings. Now, using her artwork and stories, Clementine Hunter’s touching and unique journey is brought to the stage through the collaboration of Robert Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon and Jacqueline Woodson.

World Premiere of Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University in January 2013. Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

*Undergraduate students at MSU receive one ticket at no additional charge to every event through the Performing Arts Fee. Tickets may be reserved at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office, with a valid student I.D.

Tickets are available at peakperfs.org