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.
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001