New York: Samuel French, Inc. 1971. 73p., 5.5x8.5 inches, original cast, musical numbers, set design, list of French's plays for Black Actors, very good acting script in booklet format, stapled printed gray wraps $2.00 price on cover. French's Musical Library #68.
Your bibliographer played Charlie Cotchipee in 1977. This is likely a first acting edition considering the layout and the $2.00 price on the cover but there is no definitive method for verifying acting edition firsts. The late Cleavon Little starred as Purlie in 1971.