With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. The Color Purple, with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, is a stirring family chronicle following the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. Contains adult themes.
Audience Enrichment Activities
Join us Thursday evenings, Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering.
The Director’s Viewpoint:
One hour before curtain on Wednesday, Sept 26, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A with the Cast:
After the matinee on Saturday, Oct 20, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
Click to access The Color Purple study guide.
Book by MARSHA NORMAN
Music and Lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS & STEPHEN BRAY
Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture
The Color Purple is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW): www.theatricalrights.com.