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Spunk - Full Length Play

Spunk

Chic Street Man, George C. Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston

Full Length Play

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822217558

Hurston's evocative prose and Wolfe's unique theatrical style blend to…

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Adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston. Music by Chic Street Man. This critically acclaimed adaptation was originally developed at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was first presented in New York as a co-production of the New York Shakespeare Festival and Crossroads Theater Company. "The true spunk in SPUNK belongs to Mr. Wolfe, who has gallantly met Zora Neale Hurston in the theater on her own uncompromising terms and, better still, has found the imaginative means to make good on his half of so challenging a collaboration. —NY Times. "The show—three pre-World War II vignettes of African-American life filtered through Hurston's black, ornery and feminist sensibility—has class, wit and passion…This is a great show…another tantalizing taste of the no longer forgotten Zora Neale Hurston." —NY Post. "Mr. Wolfe has adapted three stories by Miss Hurston—translated them, actually, into jazz and blues—giving them a powerful injection of irony and wit, which in no way diffuses their rage. Mr. Wolfe's mordant humor and his teeming invention are all his own, and if an award were to be given for the most stylish show of the season, his SPUNK, at the Public, should be among the top candidates." —The New Yorker. "Wolfe looks like a major talent on the rise, and SPUNK is a small gem." —Variety.
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