"The Color Purple" at the Landmark Theater 

January 28-30

click to enlarge _home_styleweekly_migration_styleweekly_database_root_media_publicationsarticle_.jpg
Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Color Purple” is unquestionably a compelling piece of literature. The eventual film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg, with its 11 Academy Award nominations, undoubtedly did justice to the narrative's drama on the big screen. But when it comes to tackling the subject matter — poverty, racism, sexism, rape, incest, domestic abuse and violence — you'd hardly think the best avenue for storytelling would be a production of song and dance. Whether or not it's because of its underlying themes of hope and love, “The Color Purple” overcame its more censorable aspects to become a Broadway smash when it opened in 2005. Telling the story of Celie (Dayna Jarae Dantzler, pictured with Traci Allen as Nettie), a young black woman living in the southern United States during the 1930s, “The Color Purple” is part of Broadway in Richmond at the Landmark Theater Jan. 28-30. Tickets are $38-$68. 800-745-3000.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: PICK: The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games at RIR

    • I posted this comment to the festival site, but it does not appear to be…

    • on October 24, 2016
  • Re: Richmond's Aural History: The 1960s

    • I was there, too... All those things that others have talked about are part of…

    • on October 23, 2016
  • Re: Architecture Review: Kanawha Plaza Reopens With a Welcomed Cleaning and Makeover

    • Jerel, you ever heard the saying about feeding a cat once and they keep coming…

    • on October 23, 2016
  • More »
  • More by Mike Hilleary

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation