Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about African American women in the Deep South of the early 20th century has already proven its fitness for dramatic adaptation, first in Steven Spielberg’s hit film and then as this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical currently in revival at Greenway Court Theatre.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
Walker’s chronicle of lives shaped by poverty, domestic violence, incest, pedophilia, and racism is an emotional roller coaster in any format, but the lively score by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis employs jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues as an emotional shortcut to a soul-stirring tale of adversity, perseverance, and ultimate affirmation.
Sunday matinee at 4:00 pm
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