Imitation of Life
February 8 – February 24, 2013
Approximate running time: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission
John Ruffin bring to the stage a gripping adaption of Fannie Hurst’s classic novel Imitation of Life. Imitation of Life is riveting dramatic story about family, race, and women in business set in the 1930′s. A struggling white widow, Bea Pullman, and her daughter Jessie hires a black housekeeper, Delilah Johnson, and her fair skinned daughter Peola in exchange for room and board. They become like family and strike it rich selling Delilah’s fabulous pancakes made from a special family recipe. Imitation of Life is a pioneering story that tackles important issues such as women, race, heritage, and society. This show is approximately an 2 hours.