#OnQ presents SPUNK! 9/30-10/10

  

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Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston Kicks off OnQ’s Season 7: Adaptation
OnQ presents its first show of Season 7: Adaptation with SPUNK, the acclaimed work of Harlem Renaissance legend, author, folklorist and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston. These three short stories were adaptated into an Obie Award Winning play in 1989 by George C. Wolfe with Music by Chic Street Man. OnQ’s production will be directed by Jermaine Nakia Lee and runs September 30th – October 11th at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College Street in Uptown Charlotte.

With Zora Neale Hurston’s evocative prose and George C. Wolfe’s unique theatrical style, they blend to create, Spunk, an evening of theatre that celebrates the human spirit’s ability to overcome and endure. Utilizing the blues, choral narrative and dance, the three tales focus on men and women trapped inside the “laughin’ kind of lovin’ kind of hurtin’ kind of pain that comes from being human.”
The first of the three tales, SWEAT tells the story of a young washerwoman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and of her ultimate triumph over him. The second piece, STORY IN HARLEM SLANG, is told in 1940s Harlemese. It is the story of two street lotharios trying to outhustle each other and win the favor of—and a meal from—a domestic on her payday afternoon off. The third tale, THE GILDED SIX BITS, is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband’s betrayal by his loving but innocent wife. 

Performance Schedule

Sep 30 – Wednesday at 7:30pm | Oct 1 – Thursday at 7:30pm | Oct 2 – Friday at 8:00pm | Oct 3 – Saturday at 8:00pm | Oct 4 – Sunday at 3:00pm

Oct 7 – Wednesday at 7:30pm | Oct 8 – Thursday at 7:30pm | Oct 9 – Friday at 8:00pm | Oct 10 – Saturday at 8:00pm
Tickets

Tickets are $28 for General Admission. Student Rush Tickets are $12 & Seniors Tickets (65 and older) are $18 (Only available day of show with valid ID) | Group Rates – $15 for 10 or more 

Tickets to SPUNK are available at www.carolinatix.org or by calling 704.372.1000. Season passes are also available for purchase.

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