May 28 - Jun 29

The Color Purple

About the Show



By Alice Walker
Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
Directed by Daniel J. Bryant

A Co-Production with Theater Latté Da


Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, The Color Purple tells the story of courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world. This intimate version of this landmark musical celebrates life, love, and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

Run Time (Approx): 2 hours, 35 minutes (plus intermission)   

Recommended Ages:  16+

Content Notes: Depictions and discussions of racial and gender identity-based violence/trauma, depictions of physical and sexual violence, depictions of substance use (alcohol), mentions of sexual abuse, implications of rape and incest, depiction of pregnancy, mentions of death.

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Creative Team


Daniel J. Bryant

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In-Depth Consideration

In conjunction with our production of The Color Purple, Geva offers a series of Engagement events that allow you to make connections beyond the show.


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