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96 Star Starred
Court Theatre
at University of Chicago 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
773-753-4472
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There are some casual dining options close by - first is the Nile on 55th Street for Middle Eastern cuisine. Medici on 57th Street is a campus classic, but can be crowded at dinner time. There are also new options on 53rd Street - Promontory, A10 and Yusho, but these will require parking and then moving your car or a long walk - plan accordingly.
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Parking in the University garage on Ellis Avenue at 55th is inexpensive - it's right next door to Court.
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4.6 average rating
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2 reviews
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attended Sep 11 2011

Each act was beautifully delivered. The actors seemed to really relish their roles. The first act was superbly lyrical. I couldnt stop laughing through the second act. The third act was enchanting and dramatically satisfying. Cheers to the actor...continued

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46 reviews
53 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

once again goldstar comes thru great show great seats, i went on 2nd preview and maybe 1 or 2 lines stumbled, singing and music was execelent cast was very good and the presentation was different and fun to watch a definente go see, free parking...continued

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28 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 09 2011

EXCELLENT PRODUCTION!
I had seen it years ago at the "old" Goodman Theater, featuring Regina Taylor.. Thanks Court Theater you did a "marvelous" job. Great acting, great music, superb story line for ALL three (3) tales, kept the audience...continued

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Website

http://www.courttheatre.org/season/show/spunk

Description

“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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Court Theatre

Since the Court's founding in 1955 at the University of Chicago, its work has been inspired by the belief that classic theatre illuminates the stories and themes that are timely and timeless. Each one of the theatre company's provocative productions has guided its artists and audiences on an exploration into the vast human consciousness, and has created a timeline that connects the present to the past. Theatre, and classic theatre in particular, gives us insight into the past, understanding of our present, and directs us toward our future.