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Spunk

April 11 – May 4, 2014

By George C. Wolfe
Adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston
Music by Chic Street Man

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Spunk is a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.

Zora Neale Hurston released her first novel, Jonah's Gourd Vine, in 1934. Two years later, she received a Guggenheim fellowship, which allowed her to work on what would become her most famous work: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). She is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature.

Cast:
Blues Speak Woman - Liz Mikel*
Guitar Man - Kevin MacIntosh
The Folk - Joshua Bridgewater, Tiffany D. Hobbs*, Marcus Mauldin*, Calvin Roberts

Creative Team:
Director/Co-Choreographer - Akin Babatunde
Co-Choreographer - Kristin Bond
Stage Manager - Jayme Marrs*
Assistant Stage Manager - Kristin Van Sickle
Assistant to the Director - Ptosha Storey
Set Designer - Jeff Schmidt
Costume Designer  - Michael Robinson
Lighting Designer - Jason Foster
Sound Designer - Jordana Abrenica
Properties Designer - Gillian Salerno-Rebic
Dramaturg - Vicki Cheatwood

*denotes member of AEA


 
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