Sunday, July 24, 2005

Tonight's Show Goes On

Went to the Pasadena Playhouse tonight to see their production of "Purlie" -- a Black Musical that ran on Broadway in the 60s. It's based on a play written by Ossie Davis, "Purlie Victorious."

It's a very high energy show about a community of cotton pickers in the Deep South seeking to buy a barn from the Plantation Owner Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee to turn it into a church.

The cast is very talented, but I found some of the racial stereotypes hard to watch.

I imagine that even in the 60s the show was dated. But it was interesting to see from a historical perspective.

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