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Purlie Victorious

By Ossie Davis
Direction by Henry Clay Middleton

October 9 - 27, 2024
Dock Street Theatre
(843) 577-7183

Kennedy Center honoree Ossie Davis delivers a comedic triumph in Purlie Victorious - a production recently headlined by Leslie Odom Jr. on Broadway, taglined as “A non-Confederate romp through the cotton patch.” This uproarious narrative follows the charismatic traveling preacher, Purlie Victorious Judson, navigating the challenges of the Jim Crow era as he returns to his Georgia hometown on a mission to reclaim his inheritance from a tyrannical plantation owner. Teaming up with the lively Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins, Purlie hatches an outrageous plan to use his wealth for the emancipation of enslaved workers and the salvation of his church. This inspirational and joyous comedic gem, the genesis of the beloved musical Purlie, embodies the collective aspiration of freedom and justice. The New York Times called it, "Marvelously exhilarating" and it is sure to leave a lasting grin on your face.

Single Tickets for Purlie Victorious go on sale August 28. Season tickets on sale now!
Prices: Adult: $54.00 - $85.00, Senior (60+): $52.00 - $85.00, Student (ages 3-25) and Active Military: $47.00 - $85.00

Age Recommendation: For guidance on whether a show is appropriate for your party we urge you to consult our Content Guides, available for download online.

Performance Dates:
Oct. 9 Wed 7:30pm (PNC Pay-As-You-Please)
Oct. 11 Fri 7:30pm (Opening Night/*ASL Accessible Performance)
Oct. 12 Sat 7:30pm
Oct. 13 Sun 2:00pm
Oct. 17 Thu 7:30pm
Oct. 18 Fri 7:30pm
Oct. 19 Sat 7:30pm
Oct. 20 Sun 2:00pm
Oct. 24 Thu 7:30pm
Oct. 25 Fri 7:30pm
Oct. 26 Sat 7:30pm
Oct. 27 Sun 2:00pm

*ASL accessible performance is October 11 and there will be ASL interpreters on stage. ASL-interpreted performances are funded in part by The Wiles Fund for the Future and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support for the National Endowment for the Arts.

October 9, 2024 - October 27, 2024

The Historic Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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