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The Color Purple

Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights September 13 & 21, 2022
  • Pride Night September 16, 2022

The Color Purple

August 16 – October 9, 2022


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.”

Single tickets will go on sale on September 23.

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.

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