The Color Purple

July 17 to August 4 | Main Stage

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“Exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling.”

–The New York Times

Book by Marsha Norman 
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray
Directed by Amina Robinson

The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Color Purple is presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized performance materials are supplied by, Theatrical Rights Worldwide. www.theatricalrights.com.

July 17 to August 4 | Main Stage

The epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker comes to life in an emotional tour de force musical infused with a soul-stirring score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues. Set against the backdrop of the American South in the early 20th century, the story follows the transformative journey of Celie, a young African American woman who courageously navigates a life marked by abuse, separation, and discrimination to discover the strength to break free from oppression and find her own voice. From the hauntingly beautiful “I’m Here” to the exuberant celebration of “The Color Purple,” this sensational Tony Award-winning musical is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. · Ages 13+

Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission

Content advisory and trigger warning: contains violence, abuse, strong language, mature themes and situations.

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Air Products B. Braun Diefenderfer Fitzpatrick Lentz and Bubba

Orchestra Sponsors

Allen Organ Uline

Show Extras:

  • Opening Night: Friday, July 19: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Director’s Dinner—specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights: Saturday, July 27, 5:00pm.
  • Meet the actors for a talk-back after the show: Thursday, July 25 & August 1.
  • Audio Described and Open Captioned performance: July 27, 2:00pm.

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Show Features

The Color Purple Director’s Notes

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The Color Purple Music Director’s Note 

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