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More “Dreamers & Schemers” at Emerson Center May 28

VERO BEACH – On Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., the Florida Humanities Council, partnering with the Emerson Center, will present a second group of three historic Floridians in a new “Dreamers & Schemers” production.

A “D&S” program staged at Emerson in November garnered numerous audience requests for more of these Chautauqua-style historic portrayals.

The May presentation will feature a troupe of three professional actors, who will portray author Zora Neale Hurston, governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, depicting who they were and how they impacted the state.

Newly celebrated Hurston – folklorist, anthropologist, pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance – will be played by Phyllis McEwen. Chad Mena will perform the role of Menéndez de Aviles, prominent Spanish admiral and founder of St. Augustine, with Jack Holloway again portraying sheriff/congressman/governor Broward.

The Humanities Council has conducted this series of statewide programs called “Dreamers & Schemers” in connection with the 500th anniversary of the landing in Florida of Ponce de Léon. The programs are designed to engage the audience in thoughtful reflection and dialogue about our state’s rich history.

The Emerson Center is in the seventh season of its Florida Humanities Series. The programs, in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council and sponsored by Marine Bank & Trust, are free and open to the community.

No tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Emerson Center is handicap-accessible with easy parking, located at 1590 27th Avenue on the southeast corner of 27th Avenue and 16th Street. For more information, call (772) 788-5880.

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