The Color Purple Coming to TPAC

The Color Purple by Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into the 1985 hit, which starred Oprah Winfrey and featured Whoopie Goldberg’s breakthrough role. In 2005 the story was adapted into a Broadway musical with a score mixing gospel, blues, and jazz, which has won two Tony awards (and was adapted into a film last year).

Obviously, The Color Purple has lasting power: it tells the story of Celie, a young woman who endures years of abuse and hardship at the hands of the men in her life. Along the way, Celie forms close bonds with other women, including the vibrant and independent Shug Avery and the strong and fierce Sofia. Through the power of sisterhood and self-discovery, Celie finds her voice and breaks free from the chains of oppression. The Color Purple is a moving and inspiring story of hope and a celebration of life and the human spirit.

The Nashville Repertory Theatre will be performing the musical at TPAC’s Polk Theater April 5-14. For tickets and more information see The Color Purple — Nashville Repertory Theatre or  The Color Purple | TPAC

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