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A young Black woman wearing a 1930s style house dress looks up to the left toward a ray of sunlight. Background is light purple wooden planks.
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Specialty Nights

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

The Color Purple

August 16 – October 9, 2022

Max

This triumphant musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of human fortitude, redemption and love is 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


Flip through The Color Purple program

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

This show is recommended for teens and adults and will use theatrical haze. Click here to read all content warnings.

  • SPONSORED BY:

    THE JEAN T. PELHAM AND HEYWARD G. PELHAM FOUNDATION

    MIKE BLANK

    DEBORAH G. GANDY

    LIGHTING SPONSORED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR