The Color Purple (Regional, Signature @ The Max, 2022) | Playbill

The Color Purple



A teenage Celie is torn from her beloved sister and forced into an abusive marriage. Over the next forty years, while Celie encounters repression, despair and heartbreak, she also discovers hope in a group of friends who inspire her to find her voice, discover her beauty and change her life.

The musical adaptation of The Color Purple features awe-inspiring soul, gospel, jazz, and blues vocals underpinned by raw dialogue and a masterful plot. It is a triumphant, uplifting piece of art that reaffirms some fundamental truths: that Black is beautiful, that women are powerful, and that love is love.

Directed by Timothy Douglas

Starring Nova Y. Payton

Cast: Tẹmídayọ Amay, Catrina Brenae, Ian Anthony Coleman, Frenchie Davis, Jay Frisby, Kaiyla Gross, Raquel Jennings, Torrey Linder, Sean-Maurice Lynch, Keenan McCarter, Yewande Odetoyinbo, Soloman Parker III, Gabrielle Rice, Nia Savoy-Dock, Stephawn P. Stephens, Danielle J. Summons, Jalisa Williams, Tobias A. Young

Music Direction by Mark G. Meadows

Choreographed by Dane Figueroa Edidi


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