The Connecticut Theater Company will open its musical presentation of “The Color Purple” on July 13, 2018.
A review by Anna Foca say Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, “documents the traumas and gradual triumph of Celie, a young African-American woman raised in rural isolation in Georgia, as she comes to resist the paralyzing self-concept forced on her by those who have power over her.”
The Theater describes its presentation, saying, “This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 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,” the Theater adds.
The cast of the Connecticut Theater Company play includes Zani N. Scott as Celie, Samantha Bass as Shug, Michele Marie Clay as Sofia, Tanairy Barton as Nettie, Oliver Sai Lester as “Mister”, Cecil Carter as Harpo, Tonille Watkis as Squeak and Robert J. Williams as Pa. “Church Ladies” are played by Candace Jelks, Gia Wright Kulmann and Minnett Joy Henry.
Other roles are played by Lindsay Taylor, Shelby Davis, Tatyana Rozetta, Diwan Keno Glass, Alexis McCrae, Joshua Thompson, Ayanna Scott and James Hampton.
Show dates and times are:
- Fri, July 13th 7:00pm
- Sat, July 14th 7:00pm
- Fri, July 20th 7:00pm
- Sat, July 21st 7:00pm
- Sun, July 22nd 2:00pm
- Fri, July 27th 7:00pm
- Sat, July 28th 7:00pm
- Sun, July 29th 2:00pm
- Fri, August 3rd 7:00pm
- Sat, August 4th 7:00pm
- Sun, August 5th 2:00pm
Tickets are available at the Theater Company’s Box Office website.
In describing its mission, the Connecticut Theater Company says that,
Our goal is to stimulate, promote, teach and develop interest in the dramatic arts; to educate the general public in the dramatic arts; to advance the general level of culture in the field of dramatic arts by the production of plays, musicals, readings, dramas, comedies, shows, and dramatic arts in all forms and of the highest standards. Connecticut Theatre Company is a performing arts group that is dedicated to entertaining, educating and supporting our community. Our focus is on providing great, year-round performances and entertainment events for central Connecticut and the surrounding areas.
Connecticut Theatre Company is a 100% volunteer-based organization with a team of dedicated individuals who firmly believe that performing arts can provide a number of benefits to individuals, families, businesses, communities and the state of Connecticut. While all theatres are based around performing arts, Connecticut Theatre Company is dedicated to finding and pursuing opportunities to partner with other entities for the betterment of the community.
The Connecticut Theater Company, located at the historic Repertory Theatre of New Britain is located at 23 Norden Street.