Huntington Theatre Company

The Purists

August 30—October 6, 2019
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

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Connections

A Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist directs this story of music, mayhem, and the magic that is Queens

Official Description

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?

Details

  • $20-95

Where

Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston