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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.


Score by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray

Written By: Marsha Normon

Dates: September 29, October 2-October 7 & 8, 2022

Times: 7:30 & 2:30

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

Directed by: Brian Glick

Musical Direction by: Cameron Sullenberger

Choreographer: Alvon Reed

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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Revival Theatre Company

329 10th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Brian Glick

Artistic Director 

Cameron Sullenberger

Musical Director 

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