FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Feb. 1, 2017 – Theater 7 celebrates Black History Month with “Spunk”, a George C. Wolfe adaption of three short stories written by Zora Neale Hurston with music by Chic Street Man. It will be performed at the Indiana Theater and runs Feb. 17, 18, 19, 24, and 25. Tickets are on sale now at the ISU Hulman Center Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

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.

The production is directed by Jeff Lorick, former president of Community Theater and co-founder of Theater 7. Theater 7 is a new theater company that was introduced to the community last summer. The theater company is focused on bringing a range of works that celebrate inclusion and diversity to Terre Haute.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. with an exception of Sunday, Feb. 19 which will be matinée only at 2:30 p.m.

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Contact Information:
Jeff Lorick
(812) 232-0110
jd.lorick1229@gmail.com