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    Old Academy Players Proudly Presents PURLIE VICTORIOUS by Ossie Davis

    Old Academy Players

    3540 Indian Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
    • Friday September 13th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Saturday September 14th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Friday September 20th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Saturday September 21st 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Sunday September 22nd 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday September 27th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Saturday September 28th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Sunday September 29th 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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    East Falls’ historic Old Academy Players proudly celebrates the opening of the 97th season by presenting its 521st production, Ossie Davis' PURLIE VICTORIOUS, a thought-provoking satirical dramedy, set in 1960 when a Southern plantation owner, upended by desegregation laws, is held accountable by a Gospel preacher.

    Dynamic, traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save Big Bethel, the community’s church, & emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee’s plantation. With the assistance of Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins, Purlie hopes to pry loose from Cotchipee an inheritance due his long-lost cousin and use the money to achieve his goals.

    Cast stars Jerome Scott as Purlie, Tiffany Bentham Gross as Lutiebelle, Anthony Wilcox as Gitlow, Morgan Grace Glanton as Missy, Mort Patterson as Cotchipee, Vanessa Ballard as Idella, Jason Corn as Charlie, Norm Burnosky as Sherriff, & Rich Geller as Deputy.
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