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The Purists: Student Matinee

9/27/2019 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
10am

See the show, meet the cast, and get a private tour! All student matinees include a lively post-show Actors Forum with members of the cast. Teachers are invited to attend Preview Nights and Literary and receive our online curriculum guides. Huntington Education staff will visit participating classrooms to give pre-show talks. All students receive a DRAMATIC RETURNS CARD inviting them to return to the Huntington with a guest (18 or older) for FREE within one calendar year.

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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, the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free), and derogatory language. Read more on the content warnings for this production.




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