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Sheldon Epps directs the revival of this hit Broadway musical, featuring a book by Ossie Davis, Phillip Rose, and Peter Udell, with music by Gary Geld and lyrics by Peter Udell. Purlie Victorious has pursued many careers in his short life, and now he feels he's received the call to be a preacher. All he needs is a church and his destiny will be fulfilled. But to achieve that dream, he has to con Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee, a Georgia plantation owner (and former slaveholder) out of a good bit of cash. As Purlie's devious plan unfurls, this delightful, irreverent musical shakes the rafters with laughter, love, and down right fun. Purlie is produced in association with the Pasadena Playhouse. Performed in the Albert Theatre.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Goodman Theatre, Chicago