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Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights May 29 & June 4, 2019
  • Pride Nights May 31 & June 7, 2019
  • Open Captioning June 2, 2019 at 2PM

Spunk

Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston

April 30 – June 23, 2019

Ark

Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C. Wolfe, Spunk sets the human ability to endure to the strums of a guitar in a stirring musical fable.

An unearthly Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman tantalizingly interweave three tales of the early 20th century African American experience, from the fierce determination of a resilient washerwoman, to the zoot suit struts of 1940s Harlem, to the bittersweet innocence of young married love.

Glowing with wit, humor and energy, resonating with evocative staging and soulful music, three tales of survival are told in the key of the blues.



“The primal potency of the blues and the story-telling wizardry of Zora Neale Hurston weave a blissful magic.” – SF Gate

Run time approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
Contains strong language and domestic violence.

Single tickets go on sale in mid-July.