The Purists

by Dan McCabe
Directed by Billy Porter

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
8/30/19 - 10/6/19

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"A MUST SEE! Really fantastic, very entertaining, and hilarious." — WGBH's Jared Bowen
"OUTSTANDING! Electric and funny! Theatrical fire."The Boston Globe
"A LOT OF LAUGHS! A superb quintet of actors. I dare you not to enjoy them."WBUR
"The Purists packs a powerful punch."The Patriot Ledger
Seating at select performances of The Purists is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call Ticketing Services at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

A thrilling world premiere by an exciting new voice, The Purists brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, “Pose” on FX) to the Huntington to direct this soaring new play by Dan McCabe. A former rapper, a DJ, and a showtunes-loving telesales director have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. With raw emotion and uproarious humor, The Purists asks, what is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas? And what does it mean to be wholly yourself?

Approximate run time: The Purists plays in approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes flashing light effects and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).

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