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The Color Purple

The Color Purple first made waves in the early ’80s, when Alice Walker, who wrote the devastating, yet ultimately uplifting novel became the first woman of color to win the Pulitzer Prize. In rural Georgia in the early 1900s, Celie suffers abuse at the hands of her father, and then her betrothed. Separated from her sister, she seems utterly alone until she meets Sofia and Shug, and, drawing strength from her connection to these two women, she is eventually able to assert her independence. Scored with jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation — which lands on the Majestic stage for a six-night run courtesy of Broadway in San Antonio — stages Walker’s intimate portrait of Celie in a production that is sure to pull at your heartstrings.

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