A Wild, Bluesy Wail of a Play Slays the Stage at Falcon Theatre


Opening on Friday, May 20 through June 4, 2022

(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre closes its triumphant 2021-2022 season with Spunk!, written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe.

Spunk! is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle. Hurston’s ear for vernacular and character are infused with gritty, dry wit and set to an irresistible score of rich, soulful music that carry the audience on a timeless journey through the lives of these vibrant African-American characters in the first half of the 20th century.

Spunk! is directed by Candice Handy and features a five-person cast that includes Bryana Bentley, Jasmine Bouldin, Darryl Hilton, Jayvon Shack, and R. DeAndre Smith. Blues music will be arranged and performed by Nathan Singer of The Whiskey Shambles.

Performances are on May 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and June 2, 3, 4, 2022. All performances are at 8:00 PM EST. Tickets prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances. Visit falcontheater.net to reserve seats.

Health and Safety Information
In keeping with our policy of putting safety first and also responding to national and local health and safety guidelines, Falcon will no longer require vaccination or negative Covid tests of our patrons. We are currently still requiring masks for all persons in the building with the exception of the actors while they’re on stage. Please read through all our health and safety guidelines here for full details, which will be updated with all the latest changes so check back before coming to the theater to ensure you understand the current safety guidelines.

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