Felicia Curry (The Scottsboro Boys) stars in the triumphant musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of human fortitude, redemption and love directed by Timothy Douglas (Spunk).
A teenage Celie is torn from her beloved sister and forced into an abusive marriage. Over the next forty years, while Celie encounters repression, despair and heartbreak, she also discovers hope in a group of friends who inspire her to find her voice, discover her beauty and change her life.
Nominated for 11 Tony Awards® and featuring a soaring score of jazz, gospel, blues and ragtime, The Color Purple brilliantly illuminates the lives of Southern Black women in breathtaking scope.
“An exuberant celebration of community and female empowerment.”
– THE GUARDIAN
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.
This show contains sexual and physical violence and will use theatrical haze. It is recommended for teens and adults.
Upon reopening Signature will also require all audiences (including children) to wear a mask AND provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend all live public performances and events at indoor venues.
THE JEAN T. PELHAM AND HEYWARD G. PELHAM FOUNDATION
DEBORAH G. GANDY
the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Music & Lyrics by
Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by
Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones
The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by
the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Music Directed by
Mark G. Meadows
Dane Figueroa Edidi