Set in the 1920s, Their Eyes Were Watching God is the story of Janie Crawford – free-spirited and in search of life and her authentic self – as she undertakes an unexpected journey that includes marriages to three different men, challenging the morals and social expectations of the small Southern town that serves as the narrative backdrop. The Greene Space will present the first American radio drama of this timeless and affecting tale.
Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, currently starring in Stick Fly on Broadway. Adapted by award-winning writer Arthur Yorinks, who has written and directed for theater, opera, film dance and radio. The exceptional cast includes the first African American woman to receive a Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Lead Actresss in a Play,” Phylicia Rashad, as narrator, Roslyn Ruff as Janie, Brandon Dirden as Tea Cake and Leslie Uggams as the Grandmother. Original score composed by blues legend Bill Sims, Jr. Sound Design by Ricardo Fernandez and Lighting Design by Jeannette Yew.