"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.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Eye Catching

    • Thanks for sharing this article. A beautiful pair of sunglasses that perfectly match your face…

    • on March 24, 2017
  • Re: Event Pick: The Church Hill Irish Festival

    • The Irish Festival is a 2-day event. Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26

    • on March 23, 2017
  • Re: Event Pick: Meet-A-Bandmate for First Time’s The Charm RVA

    • Hey Scott, you can feel free to send me information about your background and music…

    • on March 23, 2017
  • More »
  • More by Mike Hilleary

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation