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Theatre Preview: The Color Purple by Connecticut Theatre Company [USA]


The play The Color Purple has been running at the Broadway by many theatre companies. Here's what a reporter says:

"The 2005 musical version of “The Color Purple” did an exceptional job of distilling a beloved book into a smooth, lively, emotional drama. The show’s recent Broadway revival, now on tour and in Hartford through Dec. 10, makes it even smoother, writes" Christopher Arnott on Hartford Courant. "

If you didn't know the play is an adaptation of the Alice Walker novel and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg. It is a multigenerational story of violence, trust and hope. The musical on the Broadway had music by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis. Plus some soul, blues and gospel emotions. 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.

The Connecticut Theatre Company's production is a musical adaptation about Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

Book By: MARSHA NORMAN

Music & Lyrics By: BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, & STEPHEN BRAY

CAST LIST FOR CONNECTICUT THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF THE COLOR PURPLE

Shug – Samantha Bass Sofia – Michele Marie Clay Nettie – Tanairy Barton Mister – Oliver Sai Lester Harpo – Cecil Carter Church Ladies – Candace Jelks, Gia Wright Kulmann, Minnett Joy Henry Squeak – Tonille Watkis Pa – Robert J. Williams Ensemble (Townspeople, Adam, Olivia, Grady, Buster, etc.) – Lindsay Taylor, Shelby Davis, Tatyana Rozetta, Diwan Keno Glass, Alexis McCrae, Joshua Thompson, Ayanna Scott, James Hampton

When and Time:

Friday, July 13th, 2018 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 7:00 PM

Friday, July 20th, 2018 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 2:00 PM

Where:

New Britain, CT 06051 23 Norden Street Venue: The Repertory Theatre

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