Peak Performances at Montclair State University presents Robert Wilson new production, "Zinnias:The Life of Clementine Hunter" with music by Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon, book by Jacqueline Woodson, during a rehearsal on January 16, 2013.\nThe performers:\nCornelius Bethea, young man, blue\nCarla Duren, Clementine, dotted dress\nFrancesca Harper, Tall yellow dress\nKarma Mayet, Light Blue dress\nJennifer Nikki Kidwell, Red dress, \nJosette Newsam-Marchak, mother, pink dress\nCharles E. Wallace, Father, green\nCredit: Stephanie Berger. All Rights Reserved.\nA new opera based on the life of renowned African-American artist Clementine Hunter, Zinnias is an intimate exploration of one of America’s greatest natural talents. Born on a plantation in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Hunter's experiences revealed an innate talent for depicting life in the early 20th century through her paintings. Now, using her artwork and stories, Clementine Hunter’s touching and unique journey is brought to the stage through the collaboration of Robert Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon and Jacqueline Woodson. The title of the piece refers to the vibrantly colored flower of the same name which was one of Hunter's favorite subjects to paint throughout her career.