Venue Details

116 Star Starred
Court Theatre
at University of Chicago 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
773-753-4472
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62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
A little bit of audience participation so if you don't want that, stay out of the first row. If you drink, take some into the theatre. There's popcorn available - I think it's free.
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6 reviews
4 stars
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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Reviews & Ratings

"Spunk"
17 ratings
4.6 average rating
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36 events
2 reviews
1 stars
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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54 events
50 reviews
59 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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45 events
41 reviews
6 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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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.