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February 22 March 19
February 22-March 19, 2023
By George Stevens, Jr. Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III Leonard C. Haas Stage
A riveting portrait of an American visionary

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 (Skeleton Crew) brings Marshall's signature poise, wit, and storytelling skill to this captivating one-man play.

Recommended for ages 10+ due to language. Run time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Masks are required at matinee performances of Thurgood. At evening performances, they are recommended, but optional. If you already have a ticket and would like to switch into a performance with different masking requirements, please contact the Box Office at or 610-644-3500 for a free exchange.

Cast and Creative Team
Thurgood Marshall
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Projections Designer
Assistant Projections Designer
Assistant to the Director
Stage Manager
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Read the Program
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Pre-show Conversation with Penny Washington
On March 15th, join activist-historian Penny Washington for an excerpt of her talk, "Right Here: Main Line Fight for School Integration."
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Educating Black Leaders: Cheyney & Lincoln Universities in Conversation
A video recording of a panel discussion held with local university leaders.
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For Educators
THURGOOD is available for school-day field trips. Learn more about the educational opportunities here.
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Pre-Show Conversation: Penny Washington on The Main Line Fight for School Integration

Join us to hear local activist-historian Penny Washington discuss the importance and relevance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in our own region. This 45 minute pre-show conversation takes the form of a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A in the upper lobby of the Leonard C. Haas Stage.

Add this event to your shopping cart with ticket purchase for only $5, or purchase separately here.

Wednesday, March 15 at 1pm

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP features ASL interpretation, and audio description is available upon request.

Sunday, March 12 at 2pm

ASL Interpretation & Audio Description

This performance features American Sign Language interpretation provided by Hands UP Productions. Audio description, provided by Nicole Sardella, is available upon request during this performance. This is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, March 12 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

March 14–19

Smart Caption Glasses

Our Smart Caption Glasses offer immersive, real-time captioning for live theatre. These revolutionary glasses display a synchronized transcript of the play directly on the lenses, and are customizable for your comfort. 

Glasses are available to reserve for select performances of Thurgood

March 9–19


Access Night

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30pm

Post-Show Panel Discussions

Stay after the performance for a moderated panel discussion in the theatre! Free with ticket purchase for performances on March 4 and 11.

Educating Black Leaders: Cheyney & Lincoln Universities in Conversation
March 4, 3:40pm

Racial (In)Justice in Chester County: Civil Rights past, present, and future
March 11, 3:45pm


What's the Buzz?
“Marable’s movement and Broadnax’s direction fill the stage, balancing humor with drama, while maintaining an intimate feel.”
Broad Street Review