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Overview


Synopsis

Based upon Alice Walker’s acclaimed novel of the same name, The Color Purple is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called “Mister,” she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. Featuring a vibrant score, The Color Purple, celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.


Characters

Female

Lead

Female

Lead

Female

Supporting



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2005
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
large
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes child, early teen, late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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