The Color Purple
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (TheNew York Times).With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”
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Pre-performance reception & lecture, presented by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. Playwright William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. will conduct the lecture to help you get the most out of seeing the performance. 6-6:15 reception; 6:15-6:45 lecture and Q&A; show- 7 p.m. Bodwell Lounge on the 3rd floor of the CCA.
William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. is an Assiniboine playwright. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. His play, “Making IndiXns”, was one of five newly completed one-act plays and was published in the America’s Best One-Act Plays. Other publications of his work include Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers and Other Untold Stories, a collection of his full-length plays, Where the Pavement Ends: New Native Drama, a collection of his one-act plays. Wood Bones, a full length play, was produced this November at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Penumbra Theatre. Yellow Robe resides in Maine where he is a Libra Professor at the English Department, University of Maine. Read more about Mr. William Yellow Robe here.
Orchestra $71/63 | Balcony $49/$35 | All fees included
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