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The Purists :  Audio Described Performance

9/28/2019 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2pm

Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration.

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $20 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org

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Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org

 

The Purists

by Dan McCabe | Directed by Billy Porter
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND | Aug. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St.

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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