With a career spanning nearly six decades—from his landmark victory in Brown v. Board of Education to becoming a household name as the "Great Dissenter" and first African American to serve on the Supreme Court—Thurgood Marshall devoted his life to the pursuit of a more just world. Brian Marable brings Marshall's signature poise, wit, and storytelling skill to this captivating one-man play.
From the Adjudicators: "A compelling show that traces the legal history of segregation through the viewpoint of eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The show pulled off the incredible feat of keeping me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out the outcome of Brown Vs. Board of Education; although most of us know the eventual ruling, the tension felt fresh because we were watching the events unfold through Marshall's eyes. The excellent script gives us an overview of the story, but also little details and stories from Marshall's life that make everything he lived through feel present and absolutely real."
Age Recommendation - Recommended for ages 10+ due to language, including racist slurs.
Accessibility - Sunday, March 12 at 2pm is a Relaxed Performance featuring American Sign Language interpretation. Audio Description is also available at this performance upon request. Performances from March 14–19 are are open captioned. Smart Caption Glasses are available to reserve for performances from March 9–19.
Wheelchair Accessible, Assistive Listening Systems, Sign Language Interpretation, Audio Description Available, Closed Captioning, Large Print Programs, Relaxed Performances, Smart Caption Glasses, Half Price Access Nights.
Health - Masks are required at matinee performances. At evening performances, they are recommended, but optional. People's Light is a vaccine-mandated workplace. The cast and team for each production undergo regular COVID testing carried out by our COVID Compliance Manager.