The Color Purple
7 August @ 08:08 - 26 August @ 16:08 SASTR240 – R400
triumphant production based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning (1985) novel this is an inspiring story of hardship and hope set in the rural American south.
As relevant today as it was when it was first written The Color Purple has had Joburg audiences on their feet. Walker’s story is a powerful testament to the indomitable human spirit and the ability to rise above even the most unthinkable difficulties.
At its heart The Color Purple is a story of triumph over adversity that follows one woman’s struggle. Set in the American Deep South at the start of the 20th Century, the play opens with the young Celie and her sister Nettie dreaming of a better life. The ‘pretty’ sister Nettie dreams of an education, while the ‘useless and ugly’ Celie, dreams of escaping her sexually abusive father’s home. Celie is soon married off by her father to a violent husband who chases her sister away, leaving Celie broken and alone, and treated as a servant in her home.