Cheryl Palmour, who often works with the Family Theater, adapted William Miller's "Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree" as a stage play. The play opens Feb. 19 and will run Friday-Saturday through March 6. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Theater, 2100 Hamilton Road.
"Dr. Miller was very happy to have his book adapted into the play," Palmour said. "I created the dialogue not only from his book but from Hurston's autobiography, 'Dust Tracks on a Road,' and from folk tales she wrote down. I also incorporated African American spirituals and folk songs into the script."
Palmour had wanted to get involved with the Columbus Public Library's Big Read program last year, but it didn't work out. This year, it did.
The book is aimed for children in grades 1-4, so the play will be a great one for the entire family, she said.
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Tickets are $5-$8.