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Purlie

  • Dates: February 5, 2021 - February 28, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Pure Life Theatre Company
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 3801 Hillsborough St., Ste. 113, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.272.1551
  • Times: Fri. and Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Admission: See website for tickets

About

Look out world, Purlie is coming 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. Purlie wants his people's rights and his own church in which to preach freely, and he sets out to get it all. 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.

Due to COVID 19, Purlie performance dates have changed.  Purlie will open on Fri., Feb. 5, 2021 and run through Sun., Feb. 28, 2021  Specifics:  February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm.  February 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 3pm.