Theatre



Pure Life Theatre Company: POSTPONED: Purlie


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

Program

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.

Notes

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.

Cost

More information

919-839-9505
http://www.purelifetheatre.com

Dates

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM