Tea with Zora and Marjorie

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Join us for a play by Barbara Speisman entitled A Tea with Zora and Marjorie at the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville at 7 p.m. on July 21.  The play has as its basis a meeting over “tea”  (i.e., whiskey) between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and other works.  The meeting took place in segregated 1940s St. Augustine at Marjorie’s apartment at the Castle Warden Hotel.

Due to popular demand, there will be two performance of “A Tea with Zora and Marjorie” at the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville, FL. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the following sites:
    -For the performance at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 21: zora-marjorie.eventbrite.com
    -For the performance at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 22: zora-marjorie2.eventbrite.com
The doors will open both nights at 6:30 PM.
The play will be presented by the A Classic Theater group from St. Augustine. We hope you will join us for this outstanding production. By the way, the play is by our own Barbara Speisman and was published in Volume 1 (1988) of The Rawlings Journal.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park, Inc., the Matheson History Museum, the George F. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, and Visit Gainesville.