Virginia Repertory Theatre’s production of the Color Purple is a big hit among Virginia audiences but don’t wait too long the show is playing at the November Theatre through August 10rd. The show based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker follows the life and personal awakening of Celie. The book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Renda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, features jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues.
Virginia Rep’s Chase Kniffen, directs a talented cast of thirty-five that includes Felicia Curry as Celie, Desiree Roots Centeio as Sofia, Carolyn Minor Daughtry as Shug Avery, Jerold Solomon as Mister and Josh Marin as Harpo as well as a live band.
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre is compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants and a handheld receiver and headphone system is also available free of charge for anyone who is hearing impaired. Tickets range from $48 – $60, valet parking available for $8. For more details about the Color Purple visit http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html or call 804-282-2620.