"I'll write you every day. Nothin' but death will keep me from it!" This is the promise Celie's sister makes as the girls are torn apart, setting in motion this moving chronicle of a Southern family over half a century. With a jubilant, Grammy Award-winning score including jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE will have its regional premiere at Theatre Horizon, a professional theatre company in Norristown, PA, from November 8, 2018 through December 9, 2018.
Theatre Horizon's intimate staging of award-winning musical will be directed by local director and Broadway performer (Mamma Mia!, Godspell) Amina Robinson, who makes her company debut with this production.
"I am honored to join the team at Theatre Horizon for this intimate journey into the hearts of these amazing characters," Robinson said. "The word 'love' comes to mind when I think about THE COLOR PURPLE. When it feels like you have nothing left, where can love be found? The show answers that question in the heart of Celie's story. The answer is that love is found in us all."
Featured in the cast are Jessica Johnson as Celie, Tyson Jennette as Mister, Jessica Money as Nettie, Donnie Hammond as Sofia, Ebony Pullum as Shug, Garrick Vaughan as Harpo, Tiffany Dawn Christopher as Olivia/Church Soloist, Candice Benson as Doris, Victoria Goins as Squeak, Jordan Dobson as Adam, Chelsea-Ann Jones as Jarene, Derrick L. Millard II as Preacher, Ryane Nicole Studivant as Darlene, and Chantel Thea Cumberbatch, Aaron-Michael Sobers, and Camille E. Young as Swings. Music Direction will be by Amanda Morton, with Choreography by Sanchel Brown.
Tickets to THE COLOR PURPLE go on sale to the general public on September 6, 2018 and start at $45. Details can be found at theatrehorizon.org.