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August 2-4, 2024

at MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston)

Music and Lyrics by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray

Book by: Marsha Norman

Based on the novel by: Alice Walker

A Co-Production with The Sankofa Collective


The Garden Theatre and The Sankofa Collective have joined forces to bring the beautiful story of The Color Purple to the stage. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 35 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.

In the early 1900s in rural Georgia, Celie is a teenager giving birth for the second time. When her father offers her to a local farmer in need of a woman to raise his children, she is torn from her beloved younger sister and begins to learn about the world outside her family’s humble residence. As years pass by, Celie becomes resigned to her unfortunate lot in life, but when newcomers Sofia and Shug enter and bring their fresh perspective, she begins to understand that there must be more to life.

Coming soon!
Production Team

Alric Davis


Founding Artistic Director 

The Sankofa Collective

Logan Vaden


Founding Artistic Director

The Garden Theatre

Kahlil Cabble


Tickets: $25-$35

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including an intermission.


​Recommended Ages: The Color Purple is recommended for ages 13+ due to adult language, domestic violence, and sexual situations (including sexual assault).

Houston Arts Alliance

The Color Purple Revival is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by
Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

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