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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.

Cast
April Wheat
Tatianna Mott
Nicole Gee
Pharaoh Mouton
Bralyn Medlock

April Wheat

Celie

Tatianna Mott

Shug Avery

Nicole Gee

Sofia

Pharaoh Mouton

Mister

Bralyn Medlock

Harpo

Rachel Omotoso
Crayten Clendion
Ambi Anuh-Ndumu
Rita Hughes
Destiny Webb

Rachel Omotoso

Nettie

Crayten Clendion

Squeak

Ambi Anuh-Ndumu

Church Lady Darlene

Rita Hughes

Church Lady Jarene

Destiny Webb

Church Lady Doris

Squeak Understudy

David Allen III
Treashana Baker
Ali Hits
Aria Hope
Ramaj Jamar

David Allen III

Preacher/Ensemble

Mister Understudy

Treashana Baker

Ensemble

Celie Understudy

Aria Hope

Ensemble

Shug Understudy

Ramaj Jamar

Ol' Mister/Ensemble

Harpo Understudy

Ali Hits

Adam/Ensemble

Danielle James
Clarence Thomas
Dwayne Lee
Kadijah _Dijah Diva_ Marie
Oak Morse

Danielle James

Ensemble

Nettie Understudy

Dwayne Lee

Grady/Ensemble

Khadijah "Diva Dijah" Marie

Ensemble

Sofia Understudy

Oak Morse

Ensemble

Clarence Jerome

Pa/Ensemble

Turrell Robins
Erica Bolden-Howard
Samuel Jones

Turrel Robins

Buster/Ensemble

Erica Bolden-Howard

Onstage Swing

Samuel Jones

Onstage Swing

Production Team

Alric Davis

Co-Director

Founding Artistic Director 

The Sankofa Collective

Logan Vaden

Co-Director

Founding Artistic Director

The Garden Theatre

Kahlil Cabble

Choreographer

John-Alan Gourdine

Music Director

Nicholas White

Technical Director/Design

Whitney Zangarine

Intimacy Director

Jay Gracia

Fight Choreographer

Teacake Ferguson

Costume Designer

Morgan Kaupert

Stage Manager

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. www.theatricalrights.com

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