THURGOOD produced by New Repertory Theatre

Saturday January 27, 2018
$30 public | $25 members

" A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference" - Broadway World

Thurgood spans Justice Thurgood Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education, and a remarkable tribute to Marchall's enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.


"Thurgood Marshall is the Civil Rights Movement's unsung hero. His nomination to the Supreme Court literally changed America. Looking to the future sometimes means revisiting the past. By doing this play, I hope to remind, maybe even forewarn people that the politics of our country and the laws governing our nation, based on the Constitution of the United States, apply to, and protect all Americans. Not just the rich, not just the privileged, and certainly not just the interests of certain individuals. Thurgood gives us hope and the assurance that one man can make a difference!"

Actor Johnny Lee Davenport


By George Stevens Jr. 
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport 



Johnny Lee Davenport (Thurgood Marshall)  New Repertory Theatre credits include The Whipping Man and A House with No Walls.  Other area credits include  The Unbleached American (Stoneham Theatre);  It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (Wheelock Family Theatre); Water by the Spoonful and Broke-ology/Elliot Norton Award, Best Actor (The Lyric Stage Company); Driving Miss Daisy and Master Harold... and the Boys (Gloucester Stage Company); and Invisible Man/Helen Hayes Award, Best Ensemble (Studio Theatre Washington D.C. and The Huntington Theatre Company). Mr. Davenport has played more than 50 roles in 24 of Shakespeare's plays. Film credits include Ted, The Fugitive, US. Marshals, and Ascendants. He was named Best Actor in Boston Magazine (2011). Mr. Davenport will be featured in New Rep's production of Oleanna in the fall of 2017