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The Black Rep presents



The Black Rep, America’s Premier African-American theatre, announced today that season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-2015 season. For tickets or more information, call (314) 534-3810 or visit

The season will open on September 10th, with the joyous musical Purlie. Purlie is the story of  Purlie Victorious Judson, a preacher who returns to his homeland to revive an old church and help empower the African Americans who are under the thumb of bigoted Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee.

Producing Director Ron Himes will direct Purlie, which won the 1970 Tony Award for Best Musical. Himes said. “Purlie deals with turbulent social issues like racial bigotry, civil rights issues, and a privileged society that resists change and integration.”

Citing The Black Rep’s history of producing theatre that is relevant and reflective of what is happening within the African-American community, Himes added:  “We feel that it is so important for us to produce this musical at this particular time,”

The schedule for The Black Rep’s season is as follows: Sept. 10-21, Purlie, at the Edison Theatre at Washington University; Nov. 28-Dec. 1, A Raisin in the Sun at Emerson Theatre at Harris-Stowe State University; Feb. 5-22, Stick Fly, at the Emerson Theatre; March 11-29, Paul Robeson at the Emerson Theatre; and April 22-May 3, Once on this Island at the Edison Theatre.

Season tickets range in price from $150 to $200, and offer substantial savings off individual ticket prices. Discounts of 10 – 12% off single ticket prices are also available for groups of 12 or more.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (314) 534-3810, open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or by visiting the Black Rep’s box office at 6662 Olive Blvd., University City, MO  63130. You can also buy tickets online at

The Black Rep’s Purlie is sponsored by Washington University in Saint Louis.  We thank Washington University in Saint Louis for their generosity.