From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg comes a soul-stirring musical adaptation of the landmark Broadway event Oprah Winfrey’s THE COLOR PURPLE. Produced & Directed by Joyce Licorish and presented by The Cupboard, THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that details the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the popular 1985 Stephen Spielberg film spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman, whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
Alice Walker’s diverse and unforgettable characters come vividly to life on stage, blending dance with blues, gospel, jazz, swing, rural roots and African music.
THE COLOR PURPLE musical stars some of the finest African American talents including:
Deaon ‘Forever’ Smith as Mister
Makeda Grier as Celie
Lakesha Lorene as Nettie
Phillip Armstrong as Harpo
Joyce Licorish as Sofia
Dee Dutchez Duvall as Shug Avery
Choreography by Nicholas A. Owens
Directed & Produced by Joyce Licorish
THE COLOR PURPLE musical will play 2 shows at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre for ONE DAY ONLY, so get your tickets today!
Earl Smith Strand Theatre is located at 117 N Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060. Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for information.