Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

By: George Stevens, Jr.

September 9 - October 1, 2023

Show Description:

The Story of “Mr. Civil Rights.” Armed with the US Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall devoted his life to championing justice and equality for all people. This biographical play spans his remarkable 58-year career while highlighting his warmth and sharp wit. A powerful tour-de-force about Marshall’s transformative journey from his early days as a young lawyer upending the landmark “separate but equal” decision to his time serving on the highest court in the nation. Starring film, TV, and regional theatre veteran Lester Purry, Thurgood is an inspiring tribute to a real American hero who embodied courage, integrity, and determination.

Staff and Cast

Director: Lou Bellamy



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$25 - $85

(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

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Content Advisories

Recommended for ages 14+.  Depictions of racially charged hate and violence; Racial slurs and profanity.


Allen Theatre
Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115