Purlie Victorious

Cort Theatre

Previews Began: - | Opening Night: September 28, 1961 | Closing Night: November 18, 1961

Longacre Theatre

Previews Began: -

Opening Night: November 20, 1961

Closing Night: May 13, 1962

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Playwright: Ossie Davis

Follows a travelling preacher, Purlie, who returns to his Georgia hometown to save the local church and the cotton pickers working on Ol’ Cap’n Cotchiepee’s plantation

CAST

Ossie Davis                                    Purlie Victorious Judson
Ruby Dee                               Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins
Sorrell Booke                                         Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee
Godfrey M. Cambridge                                  Gitlow Judson
Alan Alda                                                   Charley Cotchipee
Roger C. Carmel                                                   The Deputy
Ci Herzog                                                                 The Sheriff
Helen Martin                                                     Missy Judson
Beah Richards                                                      Idella Landy

Understudies: Gail Fisher (Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins), Gloria Foster (Missy Judson, Idella Landy), Michael Lord (Charley Cotchipee, The Deputy), John Sillings (The Sheriff), Mel Stewart (Purlie Victorious Judson, Gitlow Judson), Mervyn Williams (Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee)

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