Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Announces George C. Wolfe’s Spunk at the 14th Street Playhouse

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Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce their upcoming production of George C. Wolfe’s Spunk, an adaptation of three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston directed by Hilda Willis.  Spunk will run from  September 17 to October 13, 2013 at the 14th Street Playhouse located at 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.

“I git to the git with some pain n’ some spit n’ some spunk.” The verdant, earthy language of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) is animated through the music of the blues in these three tales of love, revenge, and redemption. Adapted by George C. Wolfe (The Colored Museum) and featuring musical narration composed by blues artist Chic Street Man, Spunk breathes new life into these three remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance.

The first of Spunk’s stories, “Sweat,” tells of a young washer woman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and her ultimate triumph over him. The second story, “Story in Harlem Slang,” is told in 1940’s Harlemese. It is the tale of two street lotharios trying to out-hustle each other. The third and final tale, “The Gilded Six Bits,” is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband’s betrayal by his loving but innocent wife.

The Cast includes Bernardine Mitchell, Cycerli Ash, Brad Raymond, Frank Faucette, Harry Case, and Gilbert Brown.

Tickets and information can be found at http://www.truecolorstheatre.org.   

September 17 to October 13, 2013
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Weekday Matinee: September 25, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Venue: 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

TICKETS: $15 -$60

Tickets are available by contacting Ticket Alternative @ 1.877.725.8849 or www.ticketalternative.com or through the True Colors website at www.truecolorstheatre.org.

Group Sales for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting True Colors’ Group Sales department at 404-532-1901 ext. 201.