Ossie Davis, Peter Udell, Phillip Rose
LeVar Betts, musical direction
May 11 - June 10, 2018
Fri & Sat - 8pm / Sun - 2pm
Purlie Victorious, that strutting, new fangled preacher man is back home and he wants a church and he wants freedom. Witty, memorable music and a whole lotta of fun unfold as Purlie outmaneuvers ol' Colonel and gets his girl Lutiebelle (or she gets him!). From the composers of Shenandoah.
Purlie is set in an era when Jim Crow laws still were in effect in the American South. Its focus is on the dynamic, traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save Big Bethel, the community's church, and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee's plantation. With the assistance of Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins, Purlie hopes to pry loose from Cotchipee an inheritance due his long-lost cousin and use the money to achieve his goals. Also playing a part in Purlie's plans is Cotchipee's son Charlie, who ultimately proves to be far more fair-minded than his Simon Legree-like father and who saves the church from destruction with an act of defiance that has dire consequences for the tyrannical Cap'n.
TEN SPOT THURSDAY: May 17 - 8:00pm (ALL Tickets just $10)
TALK BACK with Director & Cast: Sun, May 27 - immediately following performance