By George Stevens, Jr.
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Starring Lester Purry
Presented in cooperation with Penumbra Theatre Company
January 21 – February 27, 2022
Lester Purry and Lou Bellamy return to the Playhouse for Thurgood – the inspiring story of the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. From his early days as a civil rights lawyer arguing the landmark case of Brown vs. Board of Education to the end of institutionalized segregation, Thurgood spans the impressive 58-year career of Justice Thurgood Marshall all the way to his appointment to the highest court in the land.
With Portland Playhouse at Your House, we invite you to enjoy Thurgood on-demand, and in the comfort of your own home. Simply select the on-demand option on the ticket page, and you will be sent a link to watch our Season 14 production of Thurgood (If you purchase your on-demand ticket before February 4th, you will receive a second email with your watch link on February 4th, 2022). You will have a two week window to watch from the date of your purchase. So, order your on-demand ticket, make some popcorn and pour yourself a drink and get ready to join us for this riveting play about the life of a true lion of U.S. civil rights law – all from the comfort of your own home.
All on-demand purchases must be made by February 27th, you will have a two week window to watch from the date of purchase.
Lester Purry as Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood. Photos of the production by Shawnte Sims
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CAST & CREW
Justice Thurgood Marshall
Director: Lou Bellamy ~
Scenic & Prop Designer: Vicki Smith
Costume Designer: Casey McNamara
Original Lighting Designer: Don Darnutzer
Lighting Designer: Daniel Meeker ~
Sound Designer: Justin Ellington ~
Projection Designer: Rasean Davonté Johnson ~
Assistant Director: Tim Toothman
Stage Manager: David Levine*
Lead Carpenter: Corey McCarey
Lead Electrician: Allison Blaine
Audio Engineer: Rory Breshears
Video Engineer: Alan Cline
Scenic Artist: David Pritchard
Production Apprentice: Maia Denzler+
Production Apprentice: Genesis Hernandez+
Stage Management Apprentice: Jasmyn Tilford+
Covid Compliance Safety Manager: Thyra Hartshorn
Anthony Michael Shepard+
*Appearing through an Agreement between Portland Playhouse and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
~ Member of United Scenic Artists.
+ Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member.