Based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous, and inspiring portrait of a true American hero. The story opens with retired Supreme Court Justice Marshall returning to Howard University, where he earned his law degree, to give a speech. He then brings to life significant events and turning points — from his childhood in the back alleys of Baltimore to his career as a civil rights pioneer, and ultimately as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
Michael Robins directs the critically acclaimed show by playwright George Stevens Jr. Thurgood premiered in 2006 at the Westport Country Playhouse (Connecticut) and starred James Earl Jones. The 2008 Broadway production featured Laurence Fishburne, who was nominated for a Tony Award and later starred in the 2011 HBO film of the same name.