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The Color Purple

The Color Purple’s musical incarnation, adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights 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.


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Score by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray

Written By: Marsha Norman

Dates: June 10-12; 17-19, 2022

Times: 7:30, 8:00 & 2:30

Venue: CSPS Hall - 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Directed by: Brian Glick

Musical Direction by: Cameron Sullenberger

Choreographer: Mike Weaver

a two act musical drama Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Rated PG-13

This show contains sexual and physical violence. It is recommended for teens and adults.

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