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The Color Purple
Thursday, January 27 @ 8:00 pm
One event on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven 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.
Director Jocelyn Sanders has assembled a cast of powerful voices that are sure to fill the Cottingham Theatre auditorium as they bring this story to life.
This revival version of The Color Purple still features the beloved songs and powerful story of the original, but brings the characters and their stories to the forefront. This adaptation won the 2015 Tony Award © for Best Revival of a Musical.
Roland Haynes Jr. returns as music director. His band also played The Color Purple at Workshop Theatre nine years ago. Choreography is by Crystal Aldamuy.
**ALL WORKSHOP THEATRE PRODUCTIONS ARE HELD AT COTTINGHAM THEATRE ON THE CAMPUS OF THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA COLLEGE OFF OF NORTH MAIN STREET**