Venue Details

Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
510-548-9666
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 17 members
Review from Renee S.
Red Velvet 250 events 235 reviews

Three interesting stories told with both narration and acting. Great costumes, lively dancing, terrific singing and accompaniment, effective stage and props. We thoroughly enjoyed the Fri. preview show, and the dance lessons at the end were a...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Barry R.
Red Velvet 131 events 89 reviews

The acting and singing were good!

reviewed Jul 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from queen keethia
42 events 32 reviews

This was a great powerful play/musical...i loved everything about it. the characters, stage props, background and the theatre (outside) was wonderful..the grounds were beautiful. and the wine was ok hwever i had my own Moscato(smiling)

reviewed Jul 10 2012 report as inappropriate
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Check out the "Cal Shakes blog ":http://calshakes.org/blog/2012/06/original-music-from-spunk/to hear original music from the play.

Description

The Cal Shakes 2012 season continues with a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: _Spunk contains mature subject matter and is best enjoyed by ages 13+. See the “Age Recomendation” information for more detailsSpunk.html?tab=6&panel=1#TabbedPanels2.

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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