location

4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

Spunk Poster

Spunk

April 30 - June 23, 2019

The primal potency of the blues and the story-telling wizardry of Zora Neale Hurston weave a blissful magic

SF Gate

Why See Spunk?

Musicals

George C. Wolfe's Vibrant Musical Fable

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre launches an exciting new 2018/19 season filled with culturally diverse, innovative works including Spunk, a soul-stirring musical fable by five-time Tony Award winning Angels In America director George C. Wolfe. Based on the short stories of influential African American author Zora Neale Thurston, the exuberant production is a stunning exploration of African culture in America, interwoven with its historical musical counterpart - The Blues.

An otherworldly, guitar-toting Blues man and a Blues Speak Woman narrate three different tales of survival with searing wit, glowing energy and mesmeric, physical storytelling. 'Sweat' chronicles the heartbreak of an exhausted washerwoman, abused by her beloved, whilst 'Story In Harlem Slang' revels in the poetic syllables of the streets, telling the tale of two whipsmart but idle young bucks searching for fame and glory in New York City. The final in the trio, 'The Gilded Six-Bits' centers on a doting husband betrayed by his wife.

show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 30 April 2019

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Spunk at Signature Theater.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

You might also like

Until Aug 23, 2018

Camelot

Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot!

Until Aug 19, 2018

Dave

The Oscar nominee gets a musical makeover!

Until Sep 16, 2018

Hamilton

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

The show is every bit as grand, electric, quiet, and transportive as its Broadway counterpart; in certain actors' cases, perhaps even more so!

Please note: The term Signature Theater and/or Spunk as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Signature Theater and/or Spunk and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Signature Theater and/or Spunk and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.