Theatre of the Republic presents the musical The Color Purple. Adapted from author Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed 1985 movie, the musical The Color Purple was created through the vision of producer Oprah Winfrey. This is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of Celie, an African-American woman from Georgia, who finds the strength to triumph over a lifetime of abuse she has suffered at the hands of her father, and later her husband, Mister.
Through the love of troubled juke-joint singer, Shug Avery, the powerful strength of Sofia, and the memory of her long-absent sister, Nettie, Celie discovers her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
Performances are scheduled for April 19, 20, 25-27 and May 2-4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.; and April 21, 27, 28 and May 4 & 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $18 and are available for purchase online here and at the Theatre of the Republic box office, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.