The Color Purple
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg, The Color Purple is a celebratory story of hope and a testament to the healing power of love. This vibrant and touching family saga tells the story of Celie, who overcomes tremendous obstacles -- including poverty, racism and sexism -- to find her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, the show earned a whopping 11 Tony Award nominations during its Broadway run. Chicago's Mercury Theater presents this regional premiere of the soul-stirring musical.