Purlie 2

Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, Peter Udell

Lyrics by Peter Udell, music by Gary Geld

November 13 – December 15, 2013

In this fun-loving musical, a dynamic traveling preacher, Purlie Victorious Judson, returns to his small Georgia town to shake things up and change lives. Despite the advent of the civil rights movement, many southern sharecroppers still lived under the Jim Crow laws. A Tony Award- and Drama Desk Award-winning show, Purlie has a spirited charm that will “grab your feet and make them tap.”

"The book is so strong . . .that this musical should have you calling out Hallelujah!” - The New York Times

"A robust, tuneful and thoroughly enjoyable musical comedy, with dandy songs." New York Daily News



Jim Weaver ** – Director

David Abolafia

Ariel Blue

Emmanuel Cadet *

Santoy Campbell

Earley Dean

Nerlynn Etienne

Wellington Fordham

Dr. Lonnetta M. Gaines

Lawrence M. Mazza

Zelda Mercado

Gia McGlone *

Adrienne Pitts

Whitney Reed

Henry Washington

Kristen Wilson


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

**Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Union