About The Purists
A thrilling world premiere by an exciting new voice, "The Purists" brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter ("Kinky Boots," "Pose" on FX) to the Huntington to direct this soaring new play by Dan McCabe. A former rapper, a DJ, and a showtunes-loving telesales director have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. With raw emotion and uproarious humor, "The Purists" asks, what is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas? And what does it mean to be wholly yourself?