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Orange Box Theater Announces Full Cast of PURLIE

Orange Box Theater Announces Full Cast of PURLIE

Purlie played by Ronald Edwards is a newfangled preacher man extolling the gospel of freedom. Tanasha West partners with him in the lead as love struck Lutiebelle and the key to Purlie's plan to win back Big Bethel - the family's symbol of freedom. Crystalyn Monet joins the cast as Aunt Missy apprehensive yet committed to Purlie's ambitious plan. While, Terry Kiser embodies the realist Gitlow, "Deputy of the Color People", Missy's husband and Purlie's brother. Brian Christopher Roberson arrived in Atlanta just in time to portray Charlie Cotchipee who openly challenges the racist ideas of the old south which drives his plantation owning, Jim Crow believing father, Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee played by Ian Scott, also a newcomer to metro Atlanta, crazy. DeEtta West, sister to Cleavon Little who won the Tony for his role as Purlie in 1970, rounds out the cast as discrete yet alert Idella Landy, Charlie's childhood nurse and a former slave.

Lending their voices and dancing feet to the backdrop are the shows ensemble chorus and dancers, Benson Georges, Breshaundra Roberts, Charese Hammond, Deji Ford, John Harpe, Kealee Armstrong, Kyndal Frazier, Nadia Trotter, Omari Ford, Sparkle Trotter, Erica Finney, and Miracle McCulllough.

The show is produced by Karlotta Washington and co-directed by Tiffany Roberts and Vada Coleman. Choreographed by PK Smith, Purlie features set design by David Littlefield and N. D. Skyees, with costuming by Tomica Savoy with assistance from the House of Van Miller and HGII Vintage Wear.

Purlie plays for 5 performances on September 29, 2018 through October 7, 2018 at the Orange Box Theater @ Mark SQuared Studios located at 1804 Montreal Court, Ste B, Tucker, GA 30084. Tickets can be purchased at

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