THE RIGHT REVEREND DUPREE IN EXILE

Genre: Drama
Jackie Alexander

 

A lifelong man of faith, Reverend Charles Dupree is being pressured to give up the church he built as he fights a crippling terminal illness.  During a self-imposed exile to his lakehouse in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, he and his devoted wife Miriam are briefly reunited with their sons after years of estrangement: Kenny, a professional basketball player, and Brendan, home to introduce his fiancée Olu, a practicing Muslim whose engagement to Brendan, a Christian, has caused her to be disowned from her own father.  As each of them is forced to deal with the escalating decline in Dupree’s health, they gain strength in their ability to face their own challenges.

 

Featuring Ralph McCain*, Marcelle Gover, Brandon Jones*, Eboni Witcher*, and Rege C. Lewis

*member, Actor’s Equity

 

 

Playwright/Director: Jackie Alexander

Producer: Marjorie Moon

Scenic Design: Felix E. Cochren

Costume Design: Helen L. Simmons-Collen

Production Stage Management/Lighting Design: Avan 


About the Company: Billie Holiday Theatre

Now in its 39th season, the AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre serves over 30,000 people annually and has garnered a well-earned reputation for providing outstanding professional theater productions at affordable prices. Under the leadership of Marjorie Moon, the 200-seat theater has a 40-week season dedicated to producing work relevant to African-American experience.  A training ground for performing artists, notable alumni include Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Samm-Art Williams, Weldon Irvine, Tichina Arnold, and more.  



Preview:   04/29/11
Open:   05/12/11
Close:   05/12/11

Schedule:
April 29 – June 26, 2011
Opening Night: Thursday, May 12 at 8:00pm
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm, Sunday at 4:00pm
Theater:   Billie Holiday Theatre
Address:   1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Cost:$15 - $25
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Company: Billie Holiday Theatre         Official Web Site: www.billieholidaytheatre.org