Fri., Sep. 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 10, 2021 - Sun., Oct. 3, 2021 )
Pure Life Theatre Company (formerly Sonorous Road Theatre), 3801 Hillsborough St., Suite 113, Raleigh, NC 27607
Look out world, Purlie is coming back home! Based on the 1961 comedy, Purlie Victorious by the great actor Ossie Davis, the 1970 musical Purlie is set in Georgia during the era of Jim Crow laws and deep-rooted prejudice, none of that is going to set back Preacher Purlie and his new-found protege, young Lutiebelle. Purlie wants his people's rights and his own church in which to preach freely, and he sets out to get it all. Through the course of his antics, love blooms and faith swoons. Meanwhile, the Southern white plantation owner, holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. But the plantation owner’s son Charlie would rather live in an ideal world of peace and brotherhood. Innocent, but ineffective at first, Charlie jumps on Purlie's hallelujah bandwagon and soon - with a little help from Divine Providence - they parade laughing, clapping, and singing into the light. In the early days of the civil rights movement Purlie comes home as a preacher who shakes things up and brings freedom to his people.
The Pure Life Theatre Core Leadership made the difficult decision to postpone the Purlie production again. They are currently contacting ticket holders for Purlie, informing them of the cancellation and reimbursement process.