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Spunk:Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston - 1990 - Off-Broadway

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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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by Lynn Beaver - Jul 28, 2016
SPUNK, three tales by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, produced by Spectrum Theatre Company and currently playing at Austin Playhouse, is an evening filled with laughter, love and the blues.
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 27, 2016
Ambition can be a dangerous thing, whether you are a guitar-playing drifter in early Twentieth Century Orlando, or a playwright attempting to recontextualize an outdated work. In SPUNK AND THE HARLEM LITERATI, running through January 31st, UCF Theatre professor Be Boyd attempts to take an existing play by author and playwright Zora Neale Hurston, and ham-handedly shoehorn it into a framing device that seeks to admirably put the works of Hurston and her African-American contemporaries into proper cultural context. Unfortunately, the lack of connection between the framing scenes, set on a Harlem rooftop, and those of the play proper, set in rural Eatonville, Florida, robs both of any greater significance.